Disease Management

Our doctors care for a wide variety of health concerns for patients ages 16 and older. Typically, we differentiate between diseases by their severity and duration. We often label health concerns as either acute or chronic.

Acute versus Chronic Conditions

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Acute

“Acute” refers to an illness or disease that comes on suddenly. The actual severity of acute illness can be mild (as in the case of a cold or sinus infection) or it can be serious or even life threatening in nature. The key is getting a prompt diagnosis and starting treatment for best results.

Chronic

“Chronic” conditions tend to be long-term illnesses that require extensive treatment over a longer period of time. It refers to a medical condition or illness that is persistent, recurring or long-lasting in their impact on the body. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 70% of all deaths in the U.S. are the result of chronic disease, which may include conditions like diabetes or heart disease.

Diseases We Manage

Our medical staff at Addison Internal Medicine see patients for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Just a few of the problems treated in our office include:

Acute

Chronic

Schedule an Appointment with Addison Internists

We are currently accepting new patients. Contact our office online or call 972-301-7060 to make an appointment.