Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Karla Jarvis, MSN, FNP-C -  - Family Medicine

Jarvis Family Medical Practice

Karla Jarvis, MSN, FNP-C

Family Medicine & Medical Spa located in Louisville, KY

When you have a chronic disease, an integrated care approach that includes necessary screenings, regular check-ups, and coordinated treatment helps you avoid complications. At Jarvis Family Medical Practice in Louisville, Kentucky, Karla Jarvis, MSN, FNP-C, provides expert chronic disease management for issues, such as diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. For education and support for your chronic disease, call the office to set up an appointment or book online.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is a chronic disease?

Chronic diseases are illnesses or conditions that usually last a lifetime. They typically can’t be cured but can be managed, so you experience a high quality of life. 

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States and contribute to high health care costs and reduced productivity.

What are examples of chronic diseases?

Chronic diseases include back pain and anxiety and depression, as well as:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Arthritis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Pain conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Stroke/TIA
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Thyroid disease
  • Migraines

Through effective behavior changes and appropriate medical management, you can live a normal life with these chronic conditions. Contact Jarvis Family Medical Practice for the support you need.

What does chronic disease management entail?

Chronic disease management offers you support in managing your condition. As a family medicine specialist, Karla has experience in treating most chronic conditions.

Karla can help you minimize daily symptoms that affect your overall quality of life. She also intervenes to resolve acute issues that can cause serious complications and even shorten your lifespan. 

Through chronic disease management, Karla teaches you and your loved ones to recognize concerning symptoms, too, so you get care if needed. This includes ensuring you get the right screenings on the optimal timetable to detect changes in your condition and managing medications and prescriptions.

Karla coordinates care with specialists you see in addition to her family medicine practice. She also schedules regular check-ups for physical exams and monitors symptoms. She educates you, so you understand your condition and can take the right steps at home to stay healthy.

What is the benefit of chronic disease management?

Your overall health and life expectancy improve with chronic disease management. Plus, your health care costs go down and relationships improve, especially within families. Proper chronic disease management helps you live a high quality of life despite your illness.

If you or your loved one suffers from a chronic illness that requires expert management, contact Jarvis Family Medical Practice. Call the office today or schedule a consultation online.