Disease Management offers a series of guided encounters to provide education about certain chronic illnesses. We partner with the patient to formulate effective strategies in the prevention and control of symptoms and identify lifestyle changes that improve prevention and assist in achieving patient confidence in self-management skills. TRICARE patients assigned to the 366 MTF for primary care may voluntarily participate in Disease Management for hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), hypertension (high blood pressure), Diabetes Mellitus, and Asthma. Disease Management nurses act as the patient’s advocate and health coach. We assist the patient to establish an independent self-managed and self-determined chronic care plan to promote and maintain optimal health and wellness.