Chronic Illness Care

What is an chronic illness?

A chronic illness develops slowly and lasts a long time.

What are some types of chronic illnesses?

Some examples of chronic illnesses may include the following:
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Renal or kidney problems
  • Lung diseases such as COPD, asthma, or chronic bronchitis
  • Collagen diseases such as Lupus erythmetosis
  • Cancer
  • Dermatological ilnesses such as rosacea or eczema
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Osteoporosis

What causes a chronic illness?

Multiple factors typically cause chronic conditions. These may include your family history, the environment, and your behavior.

What is the treatment for a chronic illness?

The doctor will follow your condition over a period of time to monitor the symptoms and prescribe appropriate medication when needed.

It is advised the patient see their doctor every 3 months for monitoring of their medications and symptoms and to receive appropriate testing.

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(330) 832-3188

Office hours

Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Closed on Sunday

Phone and fax

Phone: (330) 832-3188
Fax: (330) 832-9936


Family Practice Associates
2300 Wales Avenue, N.W.
Massillon, OH 44646

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Over 100 Years of Experience

The physicians of Family Practice Associates have over 100 years of combined experience in providing quality medical care to individuals of all ages since 1979. Let our passion for healthcare benefit you.

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