Chronic Illness Specialist

Richard J. Metz, MD, FACP

Concierge Internal Medicine located in Los Angeles, CA

Chronic illnesses are life-altering conditions that can change everything in a patient's life. Dr. Richard Metz knows that battling chronic illness can be challenging and difficult, so he’s here to help patients in the Los Angeles, California area with his expertise and compassion. Don’t let chronic illness prevent a full and enriching life: Contact Dr. Metz to discuss how his personalized 24/7 Concierge Internal Medicine Program can offer peace of mind for you.

Chronic Illness Q & A

What is a chronic illness?

Chronic illnesses are long-term conditions that vary in scope and severity, but ultimately interfere with the patient’s ability to enjoy full quality of life.

  • Constant pain or fatigue may be common
  • Appearance, physical abilities, and independence may be affected by the illness
  • Stress, anger, and anxiety may occur as a result of the illness

Dr. Metz considers all available treatment options available to help patients live with chronic illness more easily.

What are some examples of chronic illnesses?

Any type of long term or lifelong condition can be categorized as a chronic illness. Some common chronic illnesses include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias
  • Obesity
  • Back or joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Asthma

Since conditions of chronic illnesses vary considerably in their effects, it’s crucial that patients seek personalized treatment and care when dealing with them.

How does Dr. Metz treat chronic illnesses?

Dr. Metz leverages and coordinates with an expansive network of highly qualified specialists to help him treat all forms of chronic illnesses effectively. His vast knowledge in dealing with chronic illnesses goes beyond learning how to live with the condition: He utilizes any means possible to aid and assist patients and their loved ones.

When battling a chronic disease, the entire family is affected. The same applies to the patient’s psychological well-being. Dr. Metz works with patients and their families to understand the problem and work together to ensure optimal outcomes.

How is chronic illness follow-up conducted with Dr. Metz?

Having 24/7 enhanced access with Dr. Metz's personal cell phone, home phone, and personal email address gives his concierge patients with chronic illness that added security and assurance that help is readily available at any time.

Even if patients receive care from one of Dr. Metz’s trusted specialists, they’re still closely tied to Dr. Metz. He's always available to provide the patient and their family with the support they need during difficult times. Dr. Metz consistently conducts follow-ups with patients and their family to ensure optimal outcomes. This can include phone calls, emails, one-on-one meetings, and other methods of communication.

With Dr. Metz, patients gain a new pillar of support to help in their battle against chronic illness. Patients who are dealing with chronic illness can contact Dr. Metz today to explore effective personalized treatment options.