Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Leslie Brocchini, MD -  - Board Certified in Integrative Medicine

Soul Strength Medicine

Leslie Brocchini, MD

Board Certified in Integrative Medicine & Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Sonora, CA

According to the National Health Council, as many as 133 million Americans are living with at least one type of chronic disease. For those in and around Sonora, California, the care of Leslie Brocchini, MD, at Soul Strength Medicine can make a world of difference in managing those conditions. Schedule a time to sit down with Dr. Brocchini to discuss her approach to chronic disease management. You can set up a visit online or over the phone.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is chronic disease?

A chronic disease is a disease that persists for more than three months. Around half of all American adults have at least one chronic condition, and that number is expected to rise. An estimated one-third of Americans have more than one chronic disease.

Neary 7 out of 10 deaths are attributed to chronic disease, and many Americans suffer from limitations imposed by their medical conditions. Finding an effective way to manage chronic disease is a critical need at both the personal and public health level. 

Some examples of chronic disease include:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • High cholesterol
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune issues
  • Thyroid disorders

This is far from a comprehensive list. There are many other conditions that fall under the umbrella of chronic disease. 

How do I know if I have a chronic disease?

In many cases, chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure can be detected in the early stages. Treatment can prevent these conditions from becoming chronic diseases, and can sometimes eliminate symptoms altogether. 

Take a proactive stance in your own health and wellness, and embrace the power of holistic care using functional and integrative medicine.

How is chronic disease treated?

Each disease has a specific treatment path, but the overarching approach Dr. Brocchini takes is one of customized care. She evaluates your current condition to determine the best possible treatment plan. 

That plan changes over time as your body responds to treatment. In fact, modifications in your treatment plan are often an indication that your health is improving. Once you’re diagnosed with a chronic disease, Dr. Brocchini works closely with you to find integrative health solutions that improve your daily quality of life. 

For many men and women, finding a community of others who are living with the same chronic disease is an outstanding way to supplement your treatment plan. Having the support of others who understand your challenges is not only emotionally rewarding, you can also learn tips for making the most of your treatment path and helping your loved ones understand your needs. 

For more information about chronic disease management, schedule an appointment with Soul Strength Medicine online or by phone today. 

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