Diabetes

Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care -  - Family Medicine

Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care

Family Medicine located in Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care is dedicated to reducing the health burden of diabetes. As family physicians, we are knowledgeable and experienced in the primary care of patients with diabetes. We offer screening and counseling for the prevention and lifestyle management of diabetes. We utilize evidence-based guidelines, in conjunction with shared-decision making, to formulate a personalized care plan for our diabetic patients. For convenience and cost-savings, we dispense selected diabetes medicines. We collaborate with local specialist as needed, to ensure your diabetes care is optimized. To learn more about Diabetes Care at Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care, please call or schedule a meet-and-greet visit.

Diabetes

What is different about diabetes care at Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care?

As family physicians, we are familiar and have experience with the chronic management of diabetes.

  • Diabetes care is enhanced in context of direct primary care with a personal and direct doctor-patient relationship.
  • We believe that family care provides a unique opportunity to identify and intervene early for those at-risk  for diabetes, including individuals with pre-diabetes, obesity, inactivity, history of gestational diabetes, polycystic disease (PCOS), and a family history of diabetes.
  • The development of a relationship of trust provides groundwork for individualized counseling on lifestyle and pharmacotherapy. 
  • Our model of enhanced access to care allows for prompt assessment of new or worsening symptoms of concern.
  • Continuity of care with extended visits affords the opportunity to deliver preventive strategies for complications of diabetes including cardiovascular events, kidney disease, retinal damage, neuropathy, and ulcers.  
  • We are dedicated to advocacy for our patients to help individuals overcome the obstacles inherent in the current health care system, where specialty or hospital care is needed.


To learn more about Diabetes at Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care, please call or schedule a meet-and-greet visit today.