As per the C.D.C – Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $3.8 trillion in annual health care costs.
Gentle Primary Care is equipped to screen you for and treat the most common conditions affecting adult men and women, including both common short-term illnesses like bronchitis and strep throat and lifelong or chronic conditions. With a broad understanding of family medicine, you may be able to get treatment for many health conditions at Gentle Primary Care.
Gentle Primary Care takes a preventive approach to your medical care and can help you get ahead of diseases and other conditions in preventing them, these conditions may include:
Many chronic diseases are caused by a short list of risk behaviors:
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