Living with Chronic & Complex Conditions
You don’t manage a disease; you live with a condition. At Mark9 Pediatrics, Dr. Moemeka will come alongside you and your child to help him be as healthy as possible. Being healthy also means coming to terms with having a chronic condition like asthma, depression, cerebral palsy, or sickle cell. Whether at school, in sports or at home, living with a chronic and complex condition should not stop him from thriving. He will learn how to get the most out of each day despite his condition. Dr. Moemeka begins with understanding the details of your child’s history including any caregivers, medications, treatments, nutritional requirements, home and community services, and specialists needed to keep him healthy. Next, you will outline a wellness plan for your child if you don’t already have one. This is the holistic approach promoted at Mark9 Pediatrics. With your permission, Dr. Moemeka will share information with other members of your child’s care team including his school or education team. If your child has a disability that qualifies him for STAR Kids and waiver services, Dr. Moemeka includes his care managers and service coordinator as part of the overall care team. You will have routine appointments and care coordination visits in office and by phone to make sure you and your child’s needs are met as he grows.