Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and heart disease, require ongoing management and care to prevent complications and improve patients’ quality of life.
To get this kind of care, you need to work with a doctor who knows you and spends time understanding your condition. Does the traditional fee-for-service model offer this kind of care? Not always.
Instead, visit Tailored MD in San Antonio for comprehensive chronic disease management services. Our direct primary care (DPC) model is a great alternative for individuals and families looking for ongoing care. You’ll be able to treat tricky conditions without the costs and headaches of insurance.
To become a member of Tailored MD and to learn more about how we address chronic disease, give us a call.
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a healthcare model that puts you at the center of the physician-patient relationship. Our patients pay a fixed monthly or annual fee to access unlimited primary care services, and this includes chronic disease management right here in San Antonio. Our physicians are able to focus on preventive care, build strong relationships with patients, and allocate more time and attention to each individual’s needs.
The benefits of Tailored MD’s direct primary care membership includes:
But how does this translate to chronic disease management? ↓
One of the key advantages of DPC in chronic disease management is the personalized approach it offers. In traditional fee-for-service models, physicians often face time constraints, leading to limited discussions and inadequate follow-up on chronic conditions. A 10-minute appointment is fine if you need an antibiotic for a common bug, but it is nowhere near long enough to discuss a chronic illness.
In contrast, our DPC clinic in San Antonio devotes more time to patients, understanding their unique medical histories, lifestyle choices, and social determinants of health.
This personalized attention allows for the creation of tailored care plans that address patients’ specific needs and preferences. Patients with chronic diseases can receive comprehensive treatment strategies, incorporating medication management, dietary recommendations, exercise plans, and mental health support, all aimed at optimizing their health outcomes.
Direct Primary Care promotes ongoing communication and frequent follow-ups between physicians and patients, which is particularly beneficial in chronic disease management. Patients with chronic conditions often require continuous monitoring, adjustments in treatment plans, and timely interventions to prevent exacerbations or complications.
DPC physicians can use various communication channels, such as email, phone calls, or telemedicine consultations, to stay connected with their patients. This level of accessibility ensures that patients receive timely medical advice and support, reducing the risk of emergency room visits or hospital admissions due to unmanaged chronic conditions.
Preventing the progression of chronic diseases is a cornerstone of effective management. Direct Primary Care places a strong emphasis on preventive medicine, empowering patients with the knowledge and tools they need to make healthier lifestyle choices and manage their conditions effectively.
As part of your membership, you’ll receive regular health screenings and wellness exams to identify early signs of chronic diseases or risk factors. By catching these conditions early, patients have a better chance of implementing lifestyle changes or initiating treatments that can slow the disease’s progression or even reverse its course.
Furthermore, DPC allows physicians to take the time to educate patients about their conditions, including how to recognize warning signs, manage symptoms, and adhere to treatment plans. Patient education and empowerment play a pivotal role in reducing the burden of chronic diseases and improving overall health outcomes.
In traditional fee-for-service models, accessing specialists or additional services often involves complicated referral processes and authorization requirements. This can lead to delays in receiving essential care for chronic conditions. However, Direct Primary Care streamlines access to specialists and services, ensuring patients get the care they need promptly.
Tailored MD has an established network of trusted specialists, allowing for seamless referrals and collaboration among healthcare providers. This comprehensive approach fosters continuity of care and facilitates coordinated management of chronic diseases, reducing the likelihood of medical errors and redundant testing.
The traditional fee-for-service system has been criticized for its lack of transparency and unpredictable medical expenses, particularly for patients with chronic diseases requiring ongoing care. Direct Primary Care, on the other hand, operates on a transparent and predictable cost structure.
Patients pay a fixed, all-inclusive fee for DPC services, which covers most primary care needs, including chronic disease management. This transparent pricing model eliminates surprise bills and allows patients to budget for their healthcare expenses more effectively. Moreover, by focusing on preventive care and avoiding unnecessary tests or procedures, DPC can help lower the overall cost of managing chronic diseases in the long run.
Tailored MD is a direct primary care clinic in San Antonio. We provide hgih-quality services to you and your family, including chronic disease management.
Our transformative approach to chronic disease management emphasizes personalized care, frequent follow-ups, preventive strategies, and streamlined access to specialists. By building strong physician-patient relationships and providing comprehensive, patient-centric care, DPC holds the potential to revolutionize the management of chronic diseases.
We invite you to become a member today and see what the excitement is about!
Businesses can save money because our memberships cost considerably less than insurance premiums. We streamline care and allow employees to visit their doctor without the hassle of filing insurance claims. Get in touch with our team to learn more about how we can help you.
Tona Vu, DO, is a board-certified family medicine physician from Houston, TX. She graduated from William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency training in Conroe, TX.
Dr. Tona Vu has gained experience working in various healthcare environments, and her decision to join Tailored MD stemmed from her belief in a comprehensive approach to healthcare. Her practice philosophy revolves around identifying risk factors for diseases, addressing lifestyle factors, educating patients on disease prevention, and utilizing evidence-based medicine to treat medical conditions.
Outside of work, Dr. Tona Vu finds joy in spending quality time with her family and actively participating in volunteer work. Additionally, she has a passion for cooking and exploring different cuisines, as well as traveling to new destinations.