Dr. Paul Keinarth and Dr. Kelly Alberda of Margolin, Keinarth & Alberda Family Health Center are Austin, TX experts in the treatment of chronic diseases and work to improve the quality of life of all of their patients dealing with chronic diseases.
What is Chronic Disease?
Chronic Diseases can significantly reduce your quality of life and, according to the CDC, are responsible for seven out of ten deaths yearly. They are responsible for 86% of America’s health care costs. They can create a tremendous financial burden for those suffering from chronic diseases due to their inability to work and the associated costs of dealing with chronic diseases.
The CDC defines chronic diseases as “conditions that last one year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both.” Chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease are the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. Additional chronic disease faced by Austin, TX patients include:
- Gum disease
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Risk behaviors that cause most chronic diseases include:
- Tobacco use
- Lack of activity
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Poor nutrition - diets low in fruits and vegetables but high in fats and sodium
Treatment of Chronic Disease
Chronic diseases can be diagnosable and treatable, restoring much of a patient’s quality of life. Medical professionals like those at Margolin, Keinarth & Alberda Family Health Center help patients fight disease and improve their quality of life. A qualified professional will discuss your diet and recommend new activities. Your doctors participate in the monitoring and encouraging of these new practices and goals and present programs that encourage new behaviors.
Treatment comes down to caring and professional medical professionals who can put together a holistic care plan that benefits each patient.
Dr. Paul Keinarth and Dr. Kelly Alberda of Margolin, Keinarth & Alberda Family Health Center have decades of experience providing expert and caring treatment of chronic diseases to Austin, TX patients. They successfully restore quality of life and reduce risk factors for their patients suffering from these chronic diseases. Their practice accepts new patients who call (512) 459-9889.