- Departments H–W
- Public Health
- Health Services Division
- Disease Management
- Chronic Disease Management
Chronic Disease Management
Affecting millions of Missouri residents and costing millions in medical expenses each year, chronic diseases — like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and more — can lead to serious health problems. However, routine screenings and lifestyle changes can help prevent and control these diseases through early diagnosis and managed treatment.
New services through our Disease Management program will assist you and your medical provider in taking control of your well-being. To make an appointment for these services, please call 636-949-7484.
There are several types of cancers and estimates declare that approximately 2 in 5 Missourians will have cancer during their lifetime. The World Health Organization states that 30 to 50 percent of cancers are preventable. What you eat, your lifestyle and your environment are all factors that affect cancer risks.
Resulting from insufficient production of insulin in the body, millions of Americans suffer from some type of diabetes and millions more remain undiagnosed. If you think you may be at risk, please get tested. Prediabetes is reversible with proper diet and exercise. While there is no cure for diabetes, it is manageable. In fact, it may be possible to reverse the condition to a point where medication is no longer required through constant tracking, careful meal planning and proper medication. Regular testing will help you keep track of your blood sugar levels.
Heart Disease and Hypertension
Problems with the heart and circulatory system annually rank among the leading causes of death for Americans, and is currently the number one cause of death in St. Charles County. Working closely with a medical provider and making healthy lifestyle choices will help to prevent these related complications. Regular testing of your circulatory system and management of height/weight comparison will help you keep track of risks for heart disease and high blood pressure complications.
- Fasting total cholesterol test
- Fasting triglyceride test
- Fasting HDL test
- Blood pressure examination
- Body Mass Index analysis
Liver Function and Hepatitis
The largest organ in the body, the liver performs hundreds of functions to keep the body healthy. Exposure to chronic disease, viruses, drugs and other risk factors can damage liver function and cause short- and long-term health issues. The various types of hepatitis disease (Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and others) are a leading cause for liver damage.
- Hepatitis A testing
- Hepatitis B testing
- Hepatitis C rapid testing
- Blood screening for protein and enzyme levels
Being overweight contributes directly to the development of heart disease and other physical, mental and economic issues throughout one’s life. Proper nutrition, adequate physical exercise and routine management play a vital role in maintaining proper weight. A Body Mass Index analysis can help screen risk for obesity, when joined with other assessment procedures such as a body composition analysis.
The prostate gland is a part of the male reproductive system. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prostate cancer is the most common form of non-skin cancer found in American males. Risk factors for the development of prostate cancer include age, family history and race. Men who are at normal risk for prostate cancer should begin being screened at age 50; those at higher than average risk should consider being screened beginning at age 40.
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test: This test looks to see if the naturally occurring prostate-specific antigens are at normal levels. A blood draw is required.
Every minute of the day, someone in the United States suffers from a stroke. A stroke is when the brain does not receive an adequate supply of blood. A stroke significantly alters the way a person thinks, speaks, sees and moves. By acting fast you can limit the damage caused by a stroke. By managing your risk factors, including obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, you can reduce your risk for stroke.