- Disease Management
Disease Management Programs
Total Health Care, in partnership with your doctor and other members of the health care team, is working to keep you healthy. Our disease management programs address the following diseases, click on MORE for additional details, helpful links and information on registering for Total Health Care’s Disease Management Programs.
Asthma is a chronic disease (one that cannot be cured) that affects the lungs. Asthma control is about more than just treating symptoms. It’s about managing your asthma so you have few or no symptoms. Asthma can be controlled by medication prescribed by your doctor and by avoiding certain irritants.
COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It’s a term for a condition in which the airflow into and out of the lungs is reduced due to chronic bronchitis or emphysema, or a combination of both. Although there is no cure for COPD, the good news is that it is treatable. Learning more about COPD may be the first step toward managing it.
Diabetes is a disease of high blood sugar. When you have diabetes, your blood sugar is out of balance. Balanced blood sugar means that your blood sugar level is neither too high nor too low. It is within a healthy range. When you have diabetes, you have it for life. But there’s good news—you can learn how to manage your diabetes and put your health back into balance.
Heart disease is a number of abnormal conditions affecting the heart and its blood vessels. If not treated properly, problems with your heart can cause severe damage to your health — or even death. In fact, heart disease is the number one cause of death among Americans today. To improve heart health, you must also maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Having hypertension (high blood pressure) is one risk factor that can increase your chance of developing heart disease, stroke, and other serious conditions. High blood pressure is called “the silent killer”, often having no symptoms. As a rule, the higher the blood pressure, the greater the risk. You can take steps to lower your blood pressure.
- Preventive Health
Infant Health (Birth to 2 years)
Total Health Care’s goal is to assure your infant has the best possible start in life. As a parent, you understand that visits to the doctor are important when your child is sick. Children should also have routine well-child visits. During these visits, your child will receive a physical examination complete with any recommended vaccinations and/or screening. Your child’s growth and development is monitored and nutrition, physical activity and safety are discussed. Without these regular visits, your child’s doctor might not catch a problem until it is too late to treat effectively! It is also a great time for you to establish a relationship with your child’s doctor.
Children’s Health (3 to 11 years)
Your child is one of the most important investments that you can make in your life. However, he or she will face many health issues today: safety, obesity, and infectious diseases. The Healthy Children program encourages the early and periodic assessment for your infant and child development through health examinations, immunizations and diagnostic tests by a doctor to protect and improve your child’s overall health.
Adolescent Health (12 to 21 years)
As a parent, you are challenged with helping your child move from childhood to adulthood. They struggle to choose behaviors that could decrease their risk of developing chronic diseases in adulthood—behaviors such as eating nutritiously, engaging in physical activity, and choosing not to use tobacco. They are at risk for serious health and safety issues such as motor vehicle crashes, violence, substance use, and sexual behavior. The Health Children program, for your adolescent, seeks to address the health a safety risks that they may face.
Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. As men and women age their health concerns are likely to change as well. The information is designed to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, promote physical activities and to improve overall wellness.
Do you smoke or use tobacco? Thinking about quitting? Smoking cessation programs and services can help even if you are addicted to nicotine. It takes time to break free from nicotine addiction. Total Health Care’s Tobacco Cessation program offers free information and referral to all members. You may also qualify for free one-on-one coaching and nicotine replacement therapy to help you quit.
- ADHD Guidelines
Please click MORE to view and download a PDF from The Journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Weight Management Program
No matter what the reason, healthy weight management and successful weight loss depend on sensible goals and expectations. Many people who are overweight or obese have decided not to diet but to concentrate on engaging in regular physical activity and maintaining healthy eating habits. The Weight Management program addresses the role of nutrition and physical activity in improving health and preventing and controlling chronic diseases.
- Preconception Health & Pregnancy
Preconception Health is a woman’s health before she becomes pregnant. It focuses on the conditions and risk factors that could affect a woman if she becomes pregnant. Preconception health applies to women who have never been pregnant, and also to women who could become pregnant again. Preconception health looks at factors that can affect a fetus or infant. These include factors such as taking prescription drugs or drinking alcohol. The key to promoting preconception health is to combine the best medical care, healthy behaviors, strong support, and safe environments at home and at work.
- Bariatric Surgery Program
Please click MORE to view and download a PDF from Total Health Care that explains the criteria for this procedure.
- Health Risk Assessment
According to the American Heart Association by age 20, you should know your risk factors. Some of the important risk factors you can control or treat include:
• High Blood Pressure
• High Blood Cholesterol
• Being Overweight or Obese
• Physical Inactivity
If you would like an overall review of your health, Total Health Care’s Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is a good place to start.
The assessment uses a scoring system that is designed to give you an overview of your current health status. The HRA has useful links that provide detailed information regarding a wide variety of health conditions. When you complete the health risk assessment questionnaire, you can view your Personal Wellness Profile online or print a copy. The profile explains your risks and has links you can use to help you take the next steps toward increasing your knowledge and improving your health.
To know what your health risk factors are, take Total Health Care’s Health Risk Assessment.
NOTE: If you belong to an employer group, please contact your group administrator for the correct link. If you use the link above, your HRA will not be linked to your group and you may not get the reports that only your group administrator will receive from Total Health Care.
- Body Mass Index
To calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) please click below.