For many of us, living with chronic conditions such as asthma, depression, high cholesterol, diabetes or high blood pressure is just a fact of life. Some of these diseases have lots of symptoms, and with others, we are only aware of what our doctor is telling us. Each of these conditions can be hard to live with, or feel overwhelming, but they all are conditions that can be controlled – when you have the right information.
It’s important to know that there is help and you can get better control. An important person in your medical home health care team is your RN specialist. As an RN specialist, it’s my job to help you learn what you need to know in order to control your chronic condition. I can help you live a better life.
No two patients are alike and no two conditions are alike – that’s why it’s important for me to ask you questions and get to know you personally. I want to find out if you’re having any symptoms, see how your medications are working, what role your diet is playing in your health, and how you can incorporate exercise (if applicable) into your daily routine. I work with your provider to figure out a personalized plan of care –tailored just for you.
My colleagues and I are here to help you get the most you can out of life. Ask your provider today to help set up an appointment with the RN specialist at your medical home.
Kari has been a nurse for seven years, working all over the country in a variety of nursing roles. While she has enjoyed being a travel nurse in the past, working with pediatrics, orthopedics, etc., she said that being an RN specialist at the Affinity Medical Home- Koeller Street location for the past year has been the most rewarding job yet. She loves being able to help her patients manage their chronic diseases and has seen solid evidence that each of these conditions can be improved for people.