Being diagnosed with a chronic disease can be a staggering experience. However, your team of doctors, including your primary care physician, can help you manage your disease, live your best life, and ensure that you get the high-quality care that you deserve. Learn more about how your primary care physician fits into your chronic disease management and care with Dr. Sapan Bindal at Cooper Street Medical Clinic in Mansfield, TX.
What is a chronic disease?
A chronic disease is defined as lasting three months or longer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of American adults suffer from a chronic disease. A quarter of adults have two or more. Some common chronic diseases include obesity, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, and oral health problems. Some of the main contributing factors to chronic disease are tobacco use, poor eating habits, and lack of physical activity.
How can my primary care physician help me manage my chronic disease?
Your primary care physician can help you manage the symptoms of chronic disease and even spot their early warning signs at a regular examination. Catching a chronic disease early can allow your doctor to begin treatment at its earliest, most manageable stages. For example, your doctor may notice that you are overweight, but not yet obese. Maintaining a healthy weight with guidance from your primary care physician can help you prevent obesity and, in turn, other chronic conditions like diabetes. Catching cancer in its earliest stages raises the odds of survival significantly than if found in its late stages. Additionally, making changes to your diet or exercise routine to lead a healthy lifestyle with help from your physician can prevent conditions like cardiovascular disease.
Chronic Disease Management in Mansfield, TX
Preventing and managing chronic disease requires that you see your doctor regularly for routine examinations. These exams will allow your doctor to give you, your body, and your lifestyle choices the once-over, ensuring that you know your risks for chronic disease and options for treating existing diseases.
For more information on managing your chronic disease with your primary care physician’s help, please contact Dr. Bindal at Cooper Street Medical Clinic in Mansfield, TX. Call (817) 453-2123 to schedule your consultation today!
Many common medical conditions like strep throat or a urinary tract infection (UTI), while not emergencies, require timely medical treatment. But if you do not have a primary care physician or can't get an appointment right away, urgent care is an effective and affordable solution for non-life threatening health issues. Dr. Sapan Bindal provides urgent care services at Cooper Street Medical Clinic in Mansfield, TX.
Urgent Care in Mansfield, TX
As a general rule, if your condition or injury requires immediate treatment (within 24 hours) but is non-life or limb-threatening, you can go to an urgent care facility for treatment, usually in a fraction of the time and cost it would take to be treated at an ER.
Common Conditions That Can Be Treated at Urgent Care
Urgent care facilities provide treatment on a walk-in basis, so there is no need to make an appointment. Some of the most common conditions treated at urgent care include:
1. Strep Throat
Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes a sore throat and other flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, and even nausea and vomiting in some cases. Diagnosing strep throat requires a throat culture (swab from your throat to test for bacteria) and is treated with antibiotics.
2. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
UTIs are a common bacterial infection that causes difficulty and pain during urination, pelvic pain and blood in the urine (which may not necessarily be visible to the naked eye). They most commonly affect the bladder but can travel to the kidneys in more serious cases. Most infections clear within a few days to weeks after treatment with antibiotics.
Head over to urgent care for low fevers and common seasonal cold and flu symptoms such as:
- Nasal congestion
- Itchy, puffy, red, and watery eyes
- Sore throat
- Low-grade fever
- Stomach flu/virus
Skin rashes are commonly caused by allergic reactions to items like detergent and cleaning products, medication, heat, and common bacterial, viral, and fungal infections, such as:
- Drug (medication) rash
A rash with symptoms like difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, nausea and vomiting, hives, and swelling of the eyes and/or throat are often signs of a serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction and should be treated at the emergency room.
5. Sprains and Fractures
Common orthopedic injuries like ankle and wrist sprains, as well as surface cuts that may require a few stitches, can be treated at urgent care. Deep wounds, trauma, and persistent bleeding should be treated at the emergency room.
If you are unsure about the severity of your injury, seek emergency treatment first just to be safe.
Find an Urgent Care Provider in Mansfield, TX
For more information, contact Cooper Street Medical Clinic by calling (817) 453-2123 to learn more about our services and hours of operation.
At Cooper Street Medical Clinic, we can help with your weight loss resolution. Sorting through all the existing information about diet and exercise can be confusing. Some recommendations might work for you, while others do not and it can be frustrating trying to figure out which ones will work. Our doctor can review your individual situation and develop a weight loss plan that is right for you. At Cooper Street Medical Clinic, Dr. Sapan Bindal is your doctor for medical weight loss in Mansfield, TX.
What is Medical Weight Loss?
Medical weight loss is a method for managing your weight based on developing healthy lifestyle habits under the guidance of a doctor. Medical weight loss does not necessarily involve the use of diet pills, supplements, or undergoing surgical procedures for weight loss. In Mansfield, an individualized medical weight loss program is developed by a doctor based on your body composition, metabolism, and other factors specific to you. The doctor can help you develop a manageable weight loss plan involving healthy eating and safe exercises.
There are numerous diet and exercise programs available today. Some are unsustainable fads that do not produce long lasting results. Others might simply be unsafe or unhealthy. A medical weight loss program developed by an experienced doctor is the safest and healthiest way to lose weight and keep it off long term. In addition to losing weight, a medical weight loss program can improve your overall health, as well. Maintaining a healthy weight helps prevent the onset of other health conditions, including high blood pressure and heart disease.
We are here to help you live your healthiest life possible. We can help you with your weight loss resolution by developing a diet and exercise plan customized to you, your situation, and your needs. To schedule a weight loss consultation with Dr. Bindal, your medical weight loss doctor in Mansfield, call Cooper Street Medical Clinic at (817) 453-2123.
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