The patient makes enough money to live comfortably affording healthcare and has

The patient makes enough money to live comfortably

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company. The patient makes enough money to live comfortably affording healthcare and has access to purchase fresh, healthy food. Patient's children are grown. Two children live two hours away, and one is local within 15 minutes. Patient has a stable well-nurtured life with his wife, of twenty-seven years, who is a nurse. Patient and wife live on a small farm and grow a garden every year producing enough vegetables to eat and can for later use. Employment status- Patient, works as a manager with ATT for the last twenty years. He enjoys his job, but it can be highly stressful at times. The patient could retire early at the age of 52 from his career but patient plans on working until he is sixty years old and can retire with his wife. Housing stability- Patient and his wife live in a brick house built in early 1970, three bedrooms and two full baths. Patient and wife have remodeled the interior of the home updating kitchen and bathrooms. House payment is 500 hundred a month, and the patient is planning on having the house paid for by retirement. Education Status Education is critical to social and economic development and has a profound impact on population health. (Zimmerman, Woolf, & Haley, 2015) The patient is the literate, educated man that can read and comprehend health education. Patient discusses issues with high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, elevated hemoglobin A1C 6.0, being overweight and a family
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7 Comprehensive Health assessment history of heart disease. He can verbalize the effects of each issue on his health in general terms. Patient states he feels fine most of the time and doesn't think he is being affected by his health issues. The patient verbalizes that he forgets to take his blood pressure medication, does not take medication for his cholesterol and is not monitoring his eating habits. Healthcare barrier most apparent is a lack in patient education and understanding each health issue specifically on how the disease affects the body and how left untreated increases health complications. Lack of patient understanding could potentially put the patient at a higher risk for diabetes and cardiac issues. Health and Healthcare Status Currently, the patient is in good health with potential health issues that can be managed. The patients' health issues of hypertension, elevated blood glucose, and elevated cholesterol could potentially impact the patients' health and quality of life as he ages. The patient has good health insurance through Blue cross/blue shield that allows him to see his primary care doctor, as needed, and any specialty doctors. His quality of life and health have benefited from having good health insurance and health care. He can seek out medical attention when it is needed, and he has the income to afford medical care. Patient has access and ability to purchase his daily medicine because of his health insurance. His quality of life is significantly impacted because of his ability to seek out medical care, and correct is health issues. The patient can be productive at work and life currently. His healthcare plan allows him access to preventive care and emergency care. With
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