If you are one of the 133 million Americans living with a chronic condition, you’ve likely experienced disruptions to how you manage your condition due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Despite challenges presented by the pandemic, managing your condition should not be put on the back burner.
doctor’s orders has never been more essential. Patients who do not follow the
advice of their doctors, especially those with chronic conditions, may
experience rapid disease progression, health complications, decreased quality
of life and even premature death.
“Not following orders” can include failing to fill a prescription, not taking medication as directed, and not attending or scheduling a follow-up appointment. But don’t worry! There are simple ways you can manage your condition during quarantine.
- Use Telemediciene – Telemedicine makes it possible for you to consult with a doctor about your condition, receive a prescription, and obtain treatment recommendations from the comfort of your home. Telemedicine should not be used for emergency care situations.
- Remember to fill or take prescribed medication – Keeping up with prescribed medications is vital for successfully managing a chronic condition. With Medication Management from MedCareComplete, this step could not be easier as the medications are sorted, labeled, organized, and delivered to the patient’s home at no additional cost! Additionally, a Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) will call at least once a month to confirm the patient is doing well, discuss any possible challenges, verify any changes to the medication regimen and confirm the patient is ready for their prescription refill.
- Practice a Healthy Lifestyle – Partnering a healthy lifestyle with your treatment may be able to help you manage your condition even better. Simple things that can be done regardless of the pandemic include eating a well-balanced diet, reducing stress, exercising, and avoiding the use of tobacco and excessive consumption of alcohol.
- Prioritize your Health – Don’t put yourself at risk for long-term consequences by failing to keep up with your chronic condition treatment. Using Telemedicine, Medication Management, and leading a healthy lifestyle can help you prioritize your health!
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