Common Chronic Diseases

Chronic disease plagues millions of Americans, particularly those over the age of 65. The National Council on Aging says 80 percent of the senior population suffers with at least one ongoing health condition. If you or a loved one are among this number, please contact RMS Consultations in Southfield, MI. Dr. Antoine Geffrard and his team help scores of people cope and live healthier fuller lives.

What is chronic disease?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says chronic disease is any condition lasting a year or more, impacts daily life and requires monitoring and management by a health professional. Unfortunately, the presence and severity of these health problems may be, in large part, preventable as they are exacerbated by:

  • Poor weight control
  • A diet high in fat and low in fiber
  • Tobacco usage--both smokeless and cigarettes
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Limited physical activity

Lifestyle changes often help people manage their conditions, along with medications and other treatment modalities.

Examples of chronic diseases are:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Dementia
  • Heart disease
  • Lung diseases such as asthma and COPD
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease such as Hepatitis

Managing your issues

At RMS Consultations, you're not a collection of medical issues, but a whole person who deserves optimal function and health. As such, Dr. Geffrard and his team in Southfield, MI, carefully review patient records, tests, hospital and rehabilitation summaries and more. Dr. Geffrard also consults one-on-one with each patient who comes through his doors, taking all the time necessary to discuss his or her concerns, worries, and goals.

Dr. Geffrard wishes to promote individualized care centered on the patient, not just on medications and tests. For instance, when formulating a treatment plan for a person with arthritis, the doctor may consider how the condition impacts his or her mobility. Or, for the diabetic patient, how does his or her ability to prepare meals at home change blood sugar control?

After your individualized consultation, you'll understand your disease better and yourself as well. Recovery is not just a desire, it's a realistic goal which can be worked toward and achieved as you partner with the experts at RMS Consultations.

Learn more

Don't navigate the waters of chronic disease by yourself. Call RMS Consultations in Southfield, MI, today to arrange a consultation with Dr. Antoine Geffrard. You'll be pleased with his kind and caring manner, and of course, his expertise. Phone (248) 663-5353.

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