Diabetes Management

PrimaryPlus knows and understands that the word DIABETES can be scary and very unsettling. No matter how many years you may have had the disease—those thoughts and concerns never really go away. Through our WeCare® program, we can help ease your fears of diabetes by helping you to better understand the disease and give you tools to manage it. Our program is centered around helping you control your diabetes. WeCare® is composed of an amazing group of cheerleaders and coaches (aka Nurses, Medical Providers, Pharmacists, Dietitians, Certified Diabetes Educators and more) to help guide you through this journey to a HEALHTIER YOU!

Being part of the WeCare® TEAM means…

  • Having your very own Case Manager that can help coordinate diabetes services, be there to offer support and answer questions whenever they may arise.
  • Being provided with a Care Tool Guide that helps keep you on track with your care such as referrals, testing, immunizations, etc.
  • Having access to a knowledgeable, well-trained team of diabetes experts including Medical Providers, Pharmacists and Registered Dietitians to empower you.
  • Access to unlimited education on managing your care including Diabetes Self-Management Education classes focused on every avenue that is important to diabetes care.
  • Many diabetes screening opportunities available on-site (such as Diabetic Retinopathy Exams) at PrimaryPlus to keep your diabetes care close to home and as convenient as possible for you and your family.

Chronic disease such as diabetes warrants that— care often needs to extend beyond the exam room walls! That is where our WeCare® team leaps in to action assisting your regular medical provider with your care— a TEAM approach. Talk to your PrimaryPlus medical provider today if you wish to learn more about this program.

 

Here are some of our amazing diabetes cheerleader encouraging you along the way...

WeCare® Case Management

The Case Managers for PrimaryPlus’ WeCare® program serve as the tour guide on the diabetes journey helping patients understand their health, the opportunities, the resources and the benefits. Their nursing background provides them with all the right tools to help you achieve optimal health. It is our goal to work with the patient on many levels to close care gaps and be a direct line of communication.

Meet our Care Managers:

Ashland & South Shore: Tabithia Ervin, RN
Bracken: Crystal Colvin, RN
Flemingsburg & Tollesboro: Melyn Hubble, RN
Maysville: Nicki Fossitt, RN
Vanceburg: Tonia Bivens, RN

 

Medical Nutrition Therapy

PrimaryPlus’ Registered Dietitians are excited to help educate patients on ways to have a healthy relationship with food.  They provide Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) at most PrimaryPlus locations. They believe in helping you assess your diet--teaching you to make REALISTIC changes.  These recommendations will be tailored just for you based on a variety of factors while also taking into account your current eating habits. 

Our Medical Nutrition Services are offered for all ages and all levels of health! Plus, it is affordable! Services include...
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education (Nutrition, Exercise, Goal Setting)
  • Chronic Disease Management through Nutrition
  • Nutrition Related Blood Work Review (Cholesterol, Triglycerides, etc.)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Weight Management
  • Prenatal & Postnatal Nutrition Counseling
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Label Reading
  • Family Meal Planning
  • PLUS More...

Meet our Registered Dietitians:

Kacy Massie, MS, RD, LD, CDE
Stacy Michael, MS, RD, LD

 

Diabetes Self-Management Therapy.

As your medical home, it is our goal to provide you with all the necessary tools and resources to help you best manage your diabetes. PrimaryPlus is happy to offer Diabetes Self-Management Education classes to help you be the HEALTHIEST version of YOU!

Danielle Eisenhauer, PharmD, CDE, MLDE, is the ultimate tour guide and cheerleader in your diabetes journey. As a pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator, her perspective is a unique one being able to offer tips to help empower patients to modify lifestyle and adopt healthy self-care behaviors. She believes in...

  • Presenting basic information about diabetes and its management.
  • Training patients and caregivers to use diabetes devices such as glucose meters, insulin pumps, etc.
  • Teaching patients problem-solving skills to self-manage diabetes.
  • Motivating patients to set and achieve goals.
  • Providing Medication Therapy Management to evaluate, explore and better understand medication.
  • Serving as a support on nutrition education, in conjunction with the dietitian.
  • Educating patients on techniques for risk reduction of acute and chronic complications from diabetes.
  • Helping patients develop emotional coping skills.

Meet Our DSME Team:

Danielle Eisenhauer, PharmD, CDE, MLDE
Kacy Massie, MS, RD, LD, CDE

 

Medication Therapy Management.

PrimaryPlus wants to be a partner in your health, connecting the pieces of your visits from start to finish. Through the Medication Therapy Management program, PrimaryPlus offers one on one appointments with our skilled pharmacist, Danielle Eisenhauer, PharmD, CDE, MLDE. Danielle provides assistance in best understanding your medicines that are prescribed by your doctor. The visit consists of...

  • Learning how the medication works.
  • Discussing how it is taken best for effectiveness.
  • Reviewing medication for appropriateness.
  • Assisting with any updates to medication profiles.
  • Working with the medical provider if any issues.

Patients will receive a pocket medication list, as well as, the opportunity to be given any immunizations that may need to be updated, PLUS any additional education materials that help to best understand their medications

Meet Our Medication Therapy Management Team:

Danielle Eisenhauer, PharmD, CDE, MLDE

 

Lewis County Primary Care Center’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education* and Support.

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Note: To register for the portal, your email address MUST be on file in our system. Contact your PrimaryPlus location if you need any assistance.

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