Chronic Illness Recovery provides a counseling service for patients who are on Inflammation Therapy, with the authorization of their medical provider. Patients report weekly in a secure, online forum. A Registered Nurse responds to the patient's report to provide an assessment and guidance. In this way patients are assured that treatment is on track. Doctors receive the reports and responses via secure fax which allows them to monitor their patient's care and to obtain a written record for the patient's clinic file.
A steadily increasing number of physicians are using Inflammation Therapy (IT) to treat chronic illness.
Because this unique medical regime causes a temporary exacerbation of symptoms which can be intolerable or even life-threatening, physicians have been asking for help to understand the nuances of the recovery process and keep the expected immune system reactions under control.
Working with patients who are on Inflammation Therapy has been the most effective means of gaining an understanding of how to introduce and adjust the therapy medications to maintain tolerable symptoms and ensure patient safety. To that end, Chronic Illness Recovery has created a secure, private interactive Forum to provide a vehicle for RNs to counsel patients while working closely with their physicians.
Enrolled patients and registered physicians are part of a supportive, friendly community and enjoy interactive forums for reporting and general discussion where freedom of speech is encouraged.
Professional nurses, experienced with counseling patients on IT, monitor and advise patients through the recovery process while keeping their doctor informed each step of the way. These nurses, who generously donate their time, have counseled over a thousand patients and thoroughly understand how to manage immune system reactions.
- frequent monitoring via secure Forum or telephone by Registered Nurses
- assessment for compliance and safety
- suggestions regarding medication adjustments based on physician’s standing orders
- educational materials from our extensive, easy-to-read Library of Information to ensure understanding of the treatment and recovery process
- emotional support and practical information via a general discussion forum for non-medical issues and questions
- advice to contact his/her physician if a situation seems to warrant immediate medical attention or a clinic visit
- private forums for posting reports, discussing the treatment and the science behind it, sharing recipes and ideas, informal chat and making friends. See Website Posting Policy.
- stat notice of patients at immediate risk
- weekly reports of patient status via secure fax
- suggestions regarding medication adjustment if needed
- suggestions regarding tests to monitor progress
- assessment of test results as needed
- basic treatment management information as needed
- suggestions regarding difficult cases
- suggestions regarding prospective patients
- access to a physicians-only forum for information and communication with colleagues using IT
- access to the Physicians' Reference Library
- analysis of D-metabolites tests for any patient (enrollment in the counseling program not necessary)
Physician website/forum registration
Physicians need not have a patient enrolled in the counseling program to take advantage of the available resources:
- Patients' Library and Physicians' Reference Library
- Physicians' Forum for answers to questions about IT or individual patients, D-metabolites analysis, sharing information and contact with colleagues using IT
- Access to Patient Reports which chronicle IT management
About our patient caseload
Patients on this treatment can present a challenge to medical practitioners unfamiliar with Inflammation Therapy. Physicians may refer more than one patient to enroll in our counseling program which serves as a guide to both patient and clinician.
In accordance with our mission to inform and empower physicians to become independent and confident practitioners of Inflammation Therapy, a large percent of our caseload consists of patients whose fees have been waived because they are the first patient their doctor has authorized for counseling. This ensures our outreach to physicians who are new to Inflammation Therapy.
Clinicians may also register their professional office staff with CIR for training in Inflammation Therapy management. Often a busy schedule can be made more manageable if the staff nurse monitors IT patients between office visits.
Who May Use Our Services
The goal of our website is to inform and empower physicians to become independent and confident practitioners of Inflammation Therapy (IT). One of the ways this is accomplished is by working closely with the Professional Nurses who are counseling their patient in our interactive Forum.
CIR will provide professional counseling services as a member of your health care team in order to help you and your doctor become familiar with managing the recovery process. In furtherance of that goal, we believe it's important to begin with a mutual understanding about the scope and nature of the engagement. Enrolling patients are asked to sign a Consent to Counsel Form which includes our website posting policy and patient reporting policy.
Or call 1-888-846-2474 toll-free for a free initial consultation.
There is no cost to you for the first year if your doctor is new to Chronic Illness Recovery. Fees are waived the first year for the first enrolled patient of each physician.
In order to maintain our high quality of professional service patients of physicians who have multiple patients enrolled are asked to pay a nominal fee (this fee may be waived or reduced upon request).
Please don't assume you can't afford our counseling program. Send for a discounted fee application; our service may be more affordable than you think (discounts range from 20-80%).
Doctors do not pay any fees.
For patient costs, see Fees.
Patients who don't wish to enroll in our counseling program may obtain Library of Information Access. See below.
Patients who are looking for a supportive physician may contact us and we will send you a list.
Physicians and other prescribers
Patients may enroll in our counseling program only with the authorization of their physician. When your patient enrolls you'll be kept informed via regular reports and feedback. Experience has taught us this is the most effective way to learn the nuances of Inflammation Therapy management.
Your patient will receive close monitoring and expert counseling by Registered Nurses who have personal experience with the therapy and professional experience counseling hundreds of patients through the recovery process. Your patient will be expected to report at least weekly and will receive support via website replies or phone calls as needed. Patient reports and Nurse responses will be faxed to you for your information and your clinic records. Your patient will have access to our extensive Library of Information and to a General Discussion Forum for answers to general medical questions, non-medical questions and emotional support.
You may contact the nurses via email, toll-free phone or fax at any time. Our Physicians' Reference Library is a great resource for scientific papers and abstracts of studies about Th1 inflammation, vitamin D dysregulation, Benicar, etc. and information of use to clinicians.The Physicians' private message board is available to ask specific questions about a patient’s current situation or general questions about the therapy, to network with other doctors regarding prospective patients or to post D-metabolites tests for analysis. This is where your colleagues are discussing Inflammation Therapy. Don't miss out!
Physicians may use CIR website resources even if they don't have a patient enrolled in our counseling program....simply contact us and ask to register. There is no fee for doctors.
Enrolled patients and registered physicians have access to the website's private pages and to the interactive Forum that is used for counseling and communication.
"It's nice to see all the new members... just think of all the people who will be getting the help they need. I'm very happy to see the CIR grow so quickly." ~ Jean (patient)
Library of Information Access
"I really like the website appearance. It was beautifully done and very professional and easy to read and navigate."
Updated July 5, 2014