Chronic Disease Management

Shine Health and Wellness

Kimberley I. Shine, MD

Family Medicine & Functional Medicine located in Pasadena, CA

A chronic disease can destroy your health and drain your energy. At Shine Health and Wellness, Kimberley Shine, MD, works tirelessly to identify the underlying cause of your health problems and develop a personalized care plan to rebuild your health. Don’t let chronic disease rob you of a full, healthy life. Dr. Shine strives to help all her patients resolve their health problems and feel their best. Call the Pasadena, California, office today or book an appointment online.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is chronic disease?

Medical definitions of chronic disease vary, but chronic disease is generally considered a health condition that lasts for a long time or significantly affects your quality of life. A chronic disease may be present even when symptoms are absent or in remission.

Quality health care can help you manage chronic disease and reduce symptoms that affect your life.

What are some common chronic diseases?

It can be tough to know if you have a chronic disease. The symptoms of many chronic illnesses can last for years. Some symptoms may disappear for a while and then return. Others may get steadily worse over time.

Identifying your chronic disease is the first step to managing and improving your health. Common chronic diseases include:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Insulin resistance
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol


Lifestyle factors play an important role in managing your health. Many chronic diseases are triggered by a poor diet or lack of exercise.

Adopting a healthier lifestyle can help reduce many symptoms of chronic disease. Dr. Shine offers nutritional counseling to help you learn to make healthier choices.

Can chronic disease be cured?

Most forms of chronic disease can't be cured, but appropriate treatment can greatly improve an individual’s health and long-term prognosis.

At Shine Health and Wellness, Dr. Shine helps you explore new methods for managing your chronic disease.  

Dr. Shine provides a customized treatment plan to help you get your health back on track, and Shine Health and Wellness offers extensive wellness counseling to help you improve your diet, increase your level of activity, and achieve long-term pain relief.

How can integrative and functional medicine improve my health?

In her practice, Dr. Shine uses integrative and functional medicine to provide her patients with top-quality care.

Integrative medicine focuses on treating the patient rather than the disease. Dr. Shine takes the time to get to know you and learns about all factors that could be contributing to your illness.

Functional medicine is another vital part of Dr. Shine's practice. Functional medicine emphasizes finding the root cause of a disease, rather than just treating the symptoms. If you've struggled for years to figure out what's causing your symptoms, Dr. Shine can help.

Let Shine Health and Wellness help you improve your health and enjoy a more active lifestyle. Call the office today or book an appointment online.