Chronic Conditions Specialist

CareLife

Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Fairfax, VA & Richmond, VA

Sixty percent of adults in the United States have a chronic health condition. At CareLife Medical in Fairfax and Richmond, Virginia, Fatima Aziz, MD, specializes in diagnosing and managing chronic conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. For patient-centered care from an experienced internal medicine physician, call the office most convenient to you or book an appointment online today. Telehealth appointments are available.

Chronic Conditions

What are chronic conditions?

Chronic conditions refer to health problems and diseases that last more than a year. These types of medical problems affect your physical, emotional, social, and psychological well-being and require medical monitoring and management. 

At CareLife Medical, Dr. Aziz is an internal medicine physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating chronic conditions in adults. With a focus on providing high-value care, she helps you manage your chronic condition to reduce symptoms and prevent more serious health complications. 

 

What are common types of chronic conditions?

Many chronic conditions affect adults. Some of the most common that Dr. Aziz cares for at CareLife Medical include:

Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that causes higher than normal blood sugar levels. Over time, too much sugar in your blood damages your blood vessels and organs, increasing your risk of developing other health problems like neuropathy or kidney disease.

Dr. Aziz provides comprehensive care to help you manage your diabetes, which may include lifestyle modifications, medications, or both. 

High blood pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common chronic condition. With high blood pressure, the force of blood against your blood vessel wall is greater than normal. Over time, the excess force causes the blood vessels to stiffen, affecting health and circulation.

Like diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension increases your risk of developing other health complications, like kidney disease. Dr. Aziz provides expert medical care for hypertension to improve your numbers and health. 

High cholesterol

High cholesterol may increase your risk of heart disease. Dr. Aziz performs routine blood lipid screenings during your primary care wellness visits to check your cholesterol numbers.

For patients with high cholesterol, Dr. Aziz may recommend diet modification, exercise, or medication to lower your cholesterol.

Arthritis

Arthritis causes joint pain and inflammation and may turn into a chronic pain condition. Dr. Aziz provides care that reduces inflammation and pain, improves joint health, and may prevent or delay surgical interventions. 

 

What can I expect from care for chronic conditions?

You can expect attentive and comprehensive care when you visit CareLife Medical for chronic conditions. Dr. Aziz takes a patient-centered approach and develops individual treatment plans based on your diagnosis, symptoms, and medical history. 

For the management of chronic conditions, Dr. Aziz schedules regular follow-up appointments so she can monitor symptoms and adjust treatment as needed. For your convenience, she may offer telehealth follow-up appointments. 

Call CareLife Medical or schedule an appointment for your chronic condition online today. 

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