Disease Management

Disease Management In Gainesville, FL

If you have a chronic health condition, disease management services from the Haile Medical Group might help you to learn how to manage your symptoms. Disease management teaches you how to take care of your symptoms, avoid problems that could exacerbate your symptoms, and prevent your health condition from worsening. For example, a patient with diabetes might be taught how to keep his or her blood glucose levels within a safe range through dietary changes and lifestyle choices.
Teaching patients how to manage chronic diseases can help to improve the quality of their care. When you learn how to take better care of yourself and your symptoms, it can also improve the quality of your life and reduce the chance that you will need hospitalization.


Chronic pulmonary illnesses are frequently amenable to disease management services. If you learn how to manage your symptoms at home, you can enjoy a better quality of life. Haile Medical Group and Dr. Kimberly Kaye provide disease management services for COPD, asthma, and other chronic pulmonary conditions.
COPD disease management might include tobacco cessation help and learning how to use your inhaler and oxygen supplements. You might also be asked to track your symptoms and to follow an action plan. the goal for COPD disease management is to prevent your symptoms and condition from worsening so that you can enjoy a better quality of life. If you have moderate to severe asthma, disease management might also help you to reduce the number of attacks that you suffer and improve your quality of life. If you smoke, tobacco cessation might be included as a part of your plan. Your treatment will likely include inhalers and oral medications.


Chronic conditions of the cardiovascular system can also be helped with disease management services. If you have hypertension, your plan might include maintaining a healthy weight or weight loss, making dietary changes, limiting salt, taking blood pressure medication as prescribed, and tracking your blood pressure each day. Your doctor may also help you to determine an appropriate exercise regimen to improve your heart health and decrease your blood pressure.


Diseases of the endocrine system can be managed with effective treatment. If you have thyroid disease, your doctor’s goal will be to return the levels of thyroid hormone in your body to a normal range. The type of treatments that you might receive will depend on whether your levels of thyroid hormone are too high or too low. If they are too high, you might be prescribed beta-blockers to control your symptoms, anti-thyroid medications to prevent your thyroid gland from making thyroid hormone, or radioactive iodine to prevent your thyroid from producing high levels of thyroid hormones. In some cases, surgery might be necessary.

If you suffer from hypothyroidism, the primary treatment is taking thyroid hormone replacement medication. This adds additional thyroid hormones back into your system to help you to reach normal levels.

Managing diabetes will require you to follow your doctor’s recommendations. While your doctor can prescribe medication to help to control your blood sugar levels, you will need to make some lifestyle changes to keep your blood glucose levels from spiking to high or dropping too low. Your doctor might counsel you on your nutritional choices for a diabetic diet, weight loss, how to check your blood sugar levels, and timing when you eat to prevent spikes.

If you suffer from hypercholesterolemia, you will likely need to make several lifestyle changes in addition to taking medication. Your doctor may counsel you on weight loss, tobacco cessation, a regular exercise program, and a diet that is low in saturated fats and trans-fats and rich in fiber, vegetables, fruit, and fatty fish.


Disease management for neurologic conditions at the Haile Medical Group will depend on the particular condition you suffer from and your symptoms. Some of the chronic neurologic conditions that we can help to manage include the following:


Disease management for psychiatric disorders will likely include medication and counseling. Taking your medication as prescribed each day and tracking your symptoms can help your doctor to make adjustments so that your symptoms can be minimized and your quality of life can be maximized. You might also receive counseling to help you to deal with any co-occurring substance use disorders that you might also have to help you to recover more fully.


Many different types of chronic dermatologic conditions respond well to disease management interventions. Depending on your condition, your doctor may prescribe topical or oral medications to reduce your symptoms and to prevent reoccurrences of outbreaks. Some of the dermatologic conditions that we treat include the following:
In addition to topical or oral medications, care for your dermatologic condition might also necessitate making dietary changes to prevent outbreaks from being triggered.


There are many different types of urologic conditions that can be treated. Some of the conditions that the professionals at Haile Medical Group can help you with include the following:


Rheumatic diseases cannot be cured and can be painful. Fortunately, it is possible to manage your symptoms so that you can live a fuller life. If you suffer from arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or another rheumatic disease, there are steps that you can take to minimize your symptoms. Your doctor may prescribe medications to help to relieve inflammation and pain in your joints. You might also want to start an exercise program so that you can improve your strength and fitness.

Infectious Disease

Managing an infectious disease starts by identifying the micro organism or virus that is responsible for causing it, starting a regimen of antimicrobial or antiviral medications, and helping to minimize the effects that the disease has on you. If you have a chronic condition like HIV/AIDS, ongoing medication management and healthy lifestyle choices can help to prevent your condition from worsening.


Disease management for allergies will depend on the allergies that you have and their severity. You may be prescribed antihistamines to take each day. If you suffer from severe allergies that could cause anaphylaxis, you may be prescribed an Epi-pen and trained on how and when to use it if you are accidentally exposed to the allergen. Some allergies also will necessitate an allergy management plan to help you to reduce your symptoms.