Preventative Care

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about preventative care.

What is a chronic illness, and what are the most common types?

Chronic illnesses are long-term health conditions that might not have a cure, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

Many chronic conditions, however, can be preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC).

Some of the most common types of chronic illnesses include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Lower back pain
  • Migraine headaches
  • Stroke

Talk with your doctor for more information about chronic illnesses.

Learn more:

Source: Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Timothy Markus, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Allison Mendenhall, PA-C, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care: James Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Christopher Lauricella, DO, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue, MD; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center, Tammy Taylor, DO, The Pediatric Group