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Disease Management

High Blood Sugar and Diabetes

High blood sugar and Diabetes are the leading cause of kidney failure, blindness and lower limb amputation. High blood sugar also increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Having uncontrolled high sugars can cause these complications earlier.  Lowering your blood sugar level reduces the risk.  The ACTIVE Diabetes Care Team helps patients with difficult to control diabetes reach their personal health goals.  Working with your doctor, our Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Pharmacist, and Nutritionist offer one-on-one extended visits to our patients and families to help you better understand:

  • Diabetes – what it is and how it affects the body
  • Nutritional awareness – the importance of diet and making good choices
  • Active living - why it is important to exercise or be active
  • A balanced approach to health
  • ​Identify and focus on individual challenges to reaching personal health goals

Other resources:

American Diabetes Association -  http://www.diabetes.org/​


Special Care Center

Changes in your health can be confusing, especially after a stay in the hospital or a nursing home. We want to make sure that you have the right medicines, appointments, and support. Our team of Board Certified Doctors, Clinical Pharmacists, and support staff at our Special Care Center are there to help as you head back home. 

The ACTIVE Diabetes program, the Anticoagulation Center and the Special Care Center are located in our Fountain Valley office.

18785 Brookhurst, Suite 201 (Between Garfield and Ellis), Fountain Valley, CA 

ACTIVE Diabetes program - 714.916.0881

The Anticoagulation Center - 714.916.0880

The Special Care Center - 714.916.0888


SPARK!

SPARK is a voluntary Greater Newport Physicians program offered to certain patients as directed by their doctor.  The SPARK specialized care team includes your primary care physician (PCP), care managers (nurses and other professionals) and support team members. The care team will help you coordinate health services, navigate the health care system, and help you to improve and maintain your health.  The goal of the team is to help you find solutions to issues and improve your health and well-being.

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Depression and Dementia programs

​​Greater Newport Physicians offers programs to help diagnose and provide support to you and your family.

The Depression Management Program

The purpose of the Depression Management Program is to help people feeling down or sad get the treatment they need to relieve their suffering. Many people needlessly suffer from depression because they think feeling down or sad is a normal part of aging. Even more concerning is that the rates of depression increase significantly when an individual has a chronic illness. 

Research has shown that people with chronic illnesses are more like to suffer from depression.  Surprisingly, people who have had a Heart attack are twice as likely to experience depression compared to those who have had a stroke, diabetes, or cancer (40%-65% of people with a Heart attack, 25% of people with diabetes or cancer, 10%-27% of people with stroke). Untreated depression can lead to disability, premature death, suicide, and worsen other illnesses.

One of the screening tools that doctors use to diagnose depression is a worksheet called the PHQ-9​. Anyone who scores high on the PHQ-9 should contact their doctor to learn about possible causes, treatments, and counseling. 

A Case Manager will be assigned to patients enrolled with our Depression Management Program to check on symptoms and offer support.

The Dementia Management Program

The purpose of the Disease Management program for Dementia is to provide support, resources, and referrals, as appropriate, for dementia patients and their families/caregivers. The goals of the program is to manage and/or reduce caregiver stress, reduce risk while caring for a loved one in the home, and planning for future needs.

Referral to the program can be made by family members, primary care physicians, health plans, and case managers.

Some of the topics covered include, but are not limited to the following:     

  • Caregiver Stress
  • Self-Care
  • Patient Care
Sources: http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/chronic-illnesses-depression

​Disease Management Resources

  • Contact us
  • 800.553.6537
  • MMM.GNPInfo@MemorialCare.org