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Chronic Care Specialist

HippoMed Wellness Clinics

Primary Care & Wellness Clinic located in North Dallas, Dallas, TX

Chronic diseases make up some of the leading causes of death in the United States. Early detection, diagnosis, and chronic care management at HippoMed Wellness Clinics in Dallas, Texas, can reduce the risk of serious complications and even save your life. Board-certified primary care specialist Matthew Roberson MD, offers the perfect blend of holistic wellness and modern medicine. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today. Telemedicine visits are an option for established patients.

Chronic Care Q & A

What does chronic care entail?

Chronic care at HippoMed Wellness Clinics includes evaluation, diagnosis, and medical management of chronic diseases that commonly affect people of all ages. For example, Dr. Jenks at HippoMed Wellness Clinics cares for patients with:

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes and prediabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Thyroid imbalance
  • Other hormone problems
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Obesity
  • Depression, stress, and anxiety

Dr. Jenks also offers cancer screening and can refer out to highly-trained specialists as needed. He continues to coordinate your care while you see the specialist.

What are the benefits of chronic care?

The main benefits of chronic care with Dr. Jenks include fewer disease symptoms, a lower risk of serious complications, a longer life expectancy, and a better overall quality of life. For added patient convenience, HippoMed Wellness Clinics offers telemedicine appointments in addition to in-person visits.

How is a chronic disease diagnosed?

To find out if you have a disease requiring chronic care, Dr. Jenks checks your weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. He asks questions about your medical history, symptoms, if you have any, and medications you might take.

Depending on your symptoms and risk factors, Dr. Jenks might recommend you undergo specific diagnostic tests. Examples include blood tests, urine tests, asthma or allergy testing, electrocardiogram (EKG), or sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing. 

What are my chronic care treatment options?

Dr. Jenks at HippoMed Wellness Clinics personalizes each chronic care treatment to match your health history, lifestyle, and preferences. He uses a holistic approach combined with modern medicine. Dr. Jenks offers:

  • Nutrition and lifestyle counseling
  • Medical weight loss
  • Dietary supplement recommendations
  • Medication prescriptions
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Erectile dysfunction treatment
  • Birth control for women
  • Vaccines
  • Specialist referrals as needed

HippoMed Wellness Clinics follows up with you via telemedicine or in-person visits to ensure your treatment is working as designed. Dr. Jenks can adjust your treatment plan as needed to keep you healthy and reduce the risk of complications.

If you’re due for an annual physical or suspect you have a medical problem requiring chronic care, schedule an appointment at HippoMed Wellness Clinics by phone or online today.

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