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Thomas J McGuire
(719) 275-5751
614 Yale Pl
Canon City, CO
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Gary Alan Mohr
(719) 275-1618
730 Macon Ave
Canon City, CO
Specialty
General Practice, Family Practice

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Ellen L McCormick, MD
(719) 269-8320
1431 Woodlawn Ave
Canon City, CO
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1981

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Marcus A Button
(719) 269-8820
1335 Phay Ave
Canon City, CO
Specialty
Family Practice

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Mary Gentile
(719) 275-2301
602 Yale Pl
Canon City, CO
Specialty
Family Practice

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Ellen L Mc Cormick, MD
1335 Phay Ave
Canon City, CO
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1981

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James Fred Reppert
(719) 275-4151
614 Yale Pl
Canon City, CO
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Dorothy Twellman
(719) 285-2000
1338 Phay Ave
Canon City, CO
Specialty
Family Practice, Emergency Medicine

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Michael Wayne Banker
(719) 275-8646
712 Macon Ave
Canon City, CO
Specialty
Family Practice

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Darvin Ritchie
(719) 275-2301
602 Yale Pl
Canon City, CO
Specialty
Family Practice

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Diabetes is Growing Field of Treatment for Pharmacists

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As more and more pharmacists become consultants on diseases, learning about diabetes is crucial, says University of Texas at Austin pharmacy faculty member.

Twenty one million Americans have diabetes and approximately six million are unaware that they have the disease. Debra Lopez, a faculty member in The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and expert in the treatment of diabetes, teaches pharmacy students to learn about symptoms and different options for patients. "Treatment is very individualized," Lopez says. "If a patient is obese, he doesn't want to use a drug that could cause weight gain or, if he has heart failure, the patient should avoid treatments that have the side effect of water weight gain."

Cost, too, is important to examine. Some of the medications have generics. Pharmacists should know how to advise patients on the traditional insulins and the newer insulins.

Lopez also is the residency director of the diabetes and general pharmacy clinic at Blackstock Family Practice in Austin, a rotation site for PharmD students.

Type 2 diabetes is also referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), or adult onset diabetes mellitus (AODM). Type 2 diabetes affects nearly 21 million in the United States and nearly 200 million people worldwide. Type 2 diabetes is characterized by high levels of blood sugar, caused by the body...

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