Chronic Care
Chronic Care

Chronic Care

by Charles Vega, MD

Chronic care encompasses the diseases that often cause the most morbidity and mortality around the world. Constant counseling and vigilance are important in the management of chronic disease. For example, if a patient with hypertension for the past 10 years suddenly becomes uncontrolled, the astute physician must be aware enough to ask appropriate questions before continuing to treat aggressively.

Many chronic diseases require longitudinal management and have step-up therapies based on the severity of illness. Also, guidelines are always changing. It is important to understand the pathophysiology and progression of a chronic disease so you can critically assess each patient individually, rather than treating them blindly based on the guidelines.

Course Details

  • Videos 30
  • Duration 2:29 h
  • Quiz questions 109
  • Concept Pages 48


Your Educators of course Chronic Care

 Charles Vega, MD

Charles Vega, MD

Dr. Charles Vega is the Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine in California, USA.
He obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Wisconsin, and completed residency training in Family Medicine at UC Irvine. Currently, he is the Executive Director of UCI’s Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community.
Due to his achievements, he earned a Macy Faculty Scholarship to improve patient-centered health education at UCI.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Vega teaches courses on Family Medicine.

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By olumide i. on 21. December 2022 for Chronic Care

love it its been detailed concise and covers all the high yield facts

i really like family medecine, all the videos are so nice and instructives . i can recommande this course to my colleagues
By Mukendi B. on 13. March 2022 for Chronic Care

i really like family medecine, all the videos are so nice and instructives . i can recommande this course to my colleagues

Great instructor.
By David D. on 03. February 2022 for Chronic Care

I really like the professor/Doctor who is doing the lectures. Cute and funny with a lot of great info. I especially liked his foot modeling. He is right. I also like how he advises to work with patients and I bet they love him too.

By Sari D. on 04. September 2021 for Osteoporosis: Diagnosis and Management

The lecturer is very eloquent and pleasant. He also points to facts which may be confusing and harder to memorize, making it easier in remembering. He gives great examples to stress the importance of the information in his lectures.