Acute And Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Cornerstone Primary Care -  - Primary Care Internal Medicine

Cornerstone Primary Care

Primary Care Internal Medicine located in Walnut Creek, CA

With expert primary care, you get acute and chronic disease management to optimize your health. At Cornerstone Primary Care, board-certified internal medicine specialists Ross Pirkle, MD, MS, and Anthony Bernens, MD, detect disease early and help optimize your organs’ functions to avoid complications. Men and women in Walnut Creek, California, and the surrounding communities of Contra Costa County can call the office or schedule online to take advantage of the membership-based practice’s comprehensive primary health care services.

Acute and Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What acute health issues are treated through primary care?

Certain illnesses and accidents just aren’t preventable. At Cornerstone Primary Care, the doctors help you manage acute conditions such as:

  • Severe cold or flu symptoms
  • Skin rashes
  • Fever
  • Wounds
  • Sprains or acute joint pains
  • Stomach pain or digestive distress
  • Ear infection

Let Cornerstone Primary Care be the first health care provider you contact with any immediate health concerns.

What chronic diseases are managed through primary care?

Health issues that require long-term management are also specialties of Cornerstone Primary Care. Trust their expertise when it comes to:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis
  • Skin disorders
  • Migraines
  • Neurological disorders
  • Asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Lung disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Digestive disorders

Expert management helps you live a normal life and minimize complications from these health concerns.

How can acute and chronic conditions be avoided?

Maintaining good health throughout the course of your life takes hard work and commitment. Even if you do everything right, you can’t avoid every ailment. But at Cornerstone Primary Care, the doctors help detect disease early and optimize your organs’ functions. 

Unmanaged chronic illness takes a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health, and the doctors do everything they can to help you prevent developing a debilitating health issue. 

Should I see a primary care doctor even if I feel healthy?

Even if you feel well, you should at least plan annual visits at Cornerstone Primary Care. If you have a chronic condition, you may need to come in more frequently.

Many conditions, including high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes, have no outward symptoms until they reach a crisis point. The doctors at Cornerstone Primary Care identify issues early before they escalate. If you’re diagnosed with such a condition, proper monitoring and management can prevent symptoms from escalating and causing complications.

Cornerstone Primary Care offers comprehensive exams to evaluate any existing conditions and your overall health. At these exams they:

  • Review your family and medical history and note any changes
  • Discuss the medications and supplements you take
  • Assess health markers such as blood pressure and respiration
  • Perform a complete physical exam

For the best in acute and chronic disease management, call Cornerstone Primary Care or book online today.