Many adults have one or more chronic health conditions. These long-term illnesses affect physical and emotional well-being. At Medical Compass MD in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, in New York City, and Setauket, New York, on Long Island, integrative medicine physician David Dunaief, MD, takes a proactive approach to chronic care management. He combines conventional medicine with lifestyle modifications to reverse, treat, and prevent chronic diseases. To find out more about chronic care management, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Chronic care management is a medical service that provides the tools, guidance, and support you need to take control of your health. Chronic diseases are conditions that last a year or more and require ongoing medical care or cause symptoms that affect your quality of life.
Many health care providers prescribe medications to manage chronic health conditions. While medications have their place, they don’t address the root cause of the disease.
At Medical Compass MD, integrative and functional medicine physician David Dunaief, MD, takes a more proactive approach to chronic care management. He combines conventional medical care with lifestyle modifications to help you gain control over your disease and your health.
Anyone struggling to manage their chronic health condition benefits from chronic care management at Medical Compass MD. Dr. Dunaief uses cutting-edge medical research to create health plans that reverse chronic disease.
Among the chronic care conditions Dr. Dunaief treats are:
Dr. Dunaief helps patients reverse their chronic health conditions and reduce or eliminate their medication.
You can expect an hour-long appointment when you see Dr. Dunaief for a chronic care management evaluation. At your first visit, he reviews your medical history, completes a physical exam, and measures your body composition using a body analysis scale.
The body analysis scale provides Dr. Dunaief with information about your fat mass and body fat percentage, muscle mass, and hydration status. He also reviews your current labs and requests additional testing to check inflammatory factors and nutrient levels.
Dr. Dunaief also spends time talking to you about your health challenges and goals.
Once Dr. Dunaief has all of your lab work, you come in for your second appointment. At this visit, he reviews the data and creates your personalized chronic care management plan.
To reverse disease, Dr. Dunaief uses the low inflammatory foods every day (LIFE) diet, a whole food, plant-based diet filled with essential nutrients that promote health. Eating more plant-derived nutrients lowers inflammation and improves health.
Dr. Dunaief has published studies on the LIFE diet in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine (AJLM).
Dr. Dunaief schedules follow-up visits to review your progress, recheck labs and talk to you about diet, exercise, and stress management strategies that further benefit your health.
Chronic care management at Medical Compass MD aims to put you back in control of your health. Call the office nearest you or request a consultation with Dr. Dunaief online today.