Disease Management

Health resources just for you!

If you are a University of Maryland Health Partners member living with a chronic condition, you may be able to benefit from the Living Smart chronic condition management program.

This program is designed with you in mind:

  • to help you understand the day-to-day management of your condition
  • to help you follow your doctor’s plan of care
  • to help you improve your quality of life

It also provides individual self-assessment and educational tools.  When appropriate, a nurse coach will contact you to help you take a more active role in your own health management.

Program Benefits and Advantages

  • Increase your understanding of your condition
  • Improve your ability to follow your treatment plan
  • Help reduce complications
  • Deliver educational materials

Click here to login and take your wellness screening assessment today!  You can also call 1-410-779-9369 or 1-800-730-8530 and ask to speak to a Living Smart health coach.

Diabetes Program

Scientific advances have greatly improved how to manage diabetes. Having diabetes is sometimes distressing and difficult to manage and we are here to help!

 

UM Health Partners’ Disease Management team works with you and your doctors to help you control your diabetes and live an active life. The Riverside Health’s diabetes program includes the following services to you:

  • Giving you a welcome packet with information on diabetes and how to live symptom free and community resources that may help you
  • Information on how to get a free glucometer to measure your blood sugar
  • Reminding you to get your flu shot every year
  • How to practice good health behaviors to better control your sugar levels
  • Giving you information on exercise, nutrition, substance abuse, depression and smoking cessation, as needed
  • Information for self-managing your diabetes
  • Letting your doctor know if:  You haven’t been to see your doctor in over a year  If you are managing your sugar level well  If you haven’t received services that diabetics need, like an eye exam every year, foot exams from a podiatrist and blood and urine tests
  • Letting your doctor know if you need a refill on your diabetes medicines
  •  If you go to the hospital, our nurse will call to see how you are feeling and if you need any assistance after you get home
  • If your diabetes is severe, you will receive even more benefits: A diabetes disease management nurse will call you. She will ask questions about how you are doing and how she can help you manage your diabetes better. Also, she will:- Review of your medicines and your understanding of the best way to fill your prescriptions- Talk to you about ways of staying healthy, like eating healthy, smoking and exercise staying active

    – Talk to you about your mood and if you are feeling low. Letting you know who you can call to get help about your low feelings and about coping with your asthma

    –  Coordinate your care with doctors if you have other health issues, or are in the need for more services

    –  Discuss community resources and possible referrals you may need to live better

Asthma Program

Scientific advances have greatly improved how to manage asthma. UM Health Partners works with you to bring the benefits of these advances to you! An asthma attack is a distressing and potentially life-threatening experience.

 

Our Disease Management team works with you and your doctor to help control your asthma attacks. The UM Health Partners Asthma Program includes the following services to you:

  • Giving you a welcome packet with information on asthma and how to live symptom free and community resources that may help you
  • Letting you know about the signs and symptoms of asthma and what you can do to control your asthma
  • Reminding you to get your flu shot every year
  • How to practice preventive wellness to prevent an asthma attack
  • Helping you to achieve and maintain self-management skills
  • Providing Educational materials for asthma and other health promotions for exercise, nutrition, substance abuse, depression and smoking cessation, as needed
  • Information for self-managing your asthma
  • Letting your doctor know if you haven’t seen him or her in over a year or if you are using your emergency inhaler a lot
  • Letting your doctor know if:- You haven’t seen your doctor in the past 12 months- You need a refill on your asthma prescription

    – You are using a lot of emergency asthma medications (so your doctor can get order some better medicine to take every day)

  • If you go to the hospital, our nurse will call to see how you are feeling and if you need any assistance after you get home If your asthma is severe, you will receive even more benefits: An asthma disease management nurse will call you. She will ask questions about your current condition and how she can help you manage your asthma better. Also, she will:- Review of your medicines and your understanding of the best way to fill your prescriptions. Talk about the best way of using an inhaler, if applicable.

    – Talk to you about ways of staying healthy, like eating healthy, smoking and exercise staying active

    – Talk to you about your mood and if you are feeling low. Letting you know who you can call to get help about your low feelings and about coping with your asthma

    – Assess your environment – where you live and the air your breathe, and if you may be around any triggers

    – Coordinate your care if you have other health issues, or are in the need for more intense services

    – Discuss community resources and possible referrals you may need to stay well

    – Coordinate your care with your PCP and other specialists, as needed

Nurse Advice Line – clinical help available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Nurse Wise is a free service that provides real time access to a Registered Nurse who can give medical advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s only a phone call away! Call 1-844-685-8379 to speak with a nurse who will ask questions. Or, you can select from a list of pre-recorded messages.