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Chronic Care Management Specialist

Shawn Hamilton, MD

Internists located in Irvine, CA

Living with a chronic disease is difficult enough, but managing the appointments, medications, and treatment plans on top of everything else in your life makes it even more challenging. Shawn Hamilton, MD, has helped men and women of Irvine, California, struggling with chronic illnesses find and receive chronic care management (CCM) for healthier and happier lives. To see if you qualify for this treatment plan, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Chronic Care Management Q&A

What is chronic care management?

Chronic care management (CCM) is a program that is designed to provide men and women who have two or more significant chronic conditions. Dr. Hamilton not only treats these conditions, but she also explains every facet of your illness and helps you successfully live with it.

Men and women who struggle with chronic illnesses have historically been challenging to navigate. In most cases, these conditions require them to see multiple practitioners who have numerous different treatment plans. This can make it difficult to follow along. With CCM, Dr. Hamilton will help coordinate and navigate through all the treatment plans administered to you and help you get the best possible treatment.

What conditions does chronic care management treat?

To qualify for CCM, you must have two or more chronic illnesses that cause continuous episodic health conditions, lasting anywhere from a year to the rest of your life. Some of the diseases and illnesses that fall under this category are:

  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis

If you are suffering from any of these chronic illnesses, you may qualify to receive CCM. Dr. Hamilton can help you navigate the complications and treatments of these diseases through CCM or better understand if you are a potential candidate.

What can I expect from chronic care management?

CCM is a comprehensive service comprised of many parts. Through CCM, Dr. Hamilton coordinates your care between your doctors, pharmacy, testing centers, hospitals, specialists, and more. She works with these practitioners to develop a patient-centered care plan that outlines your entire treatment plan in an easy-to-digest format and manner. Throughout your treatment plan, you will have access to care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, allowing you to ask questions about your health or treatment plan anytime. This plan is monitored, tracked, and adjusted on an electronic platform, so all parties involved have access to all health records and information at the same time.

If you are suffering from chronic illnesses that are affecting your life, Dr. Hamilton can help. See if you qualify for CCM by giving us a call or scheduling an appointment online now.