Diabetes Specialists Conway AR

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Ferdowsian Foot & Ankle Clinic
(501) 499-9939
703 Donaghy Ave
Conway, AR

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James T Thomas
(501) 327-7555
525 Western Ave
Conway, AR
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Michael Glenn Hilman
(501) 329-3600
12 Medical Ln
Conway, AR
Specialty
Family Practice

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Eric Anthony Woodard
(501) 450-6400
525 Hendrix Cv
Conway, AR
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Lander A Smith
(501) 329-3824
2425 Dave Ward Dr
Conway, AR
Specialty
Family Practice

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Ferdowsian Foot & Ankle Clinic
(501) 499-9945
1711 N Business 9
Morrilton, AR

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Ann G Robbins Poindexter, MD
Conway, AR
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1957

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Diane P France
(501) 327-1150
495 Hogan Ln, Ste 1
Conway, AR
Specialty
General Practice

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Laura Massey
(501) 354-4637
437 Denison St
Conway, AR
Specialty
Family Practice

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Vicki Lee Stancil
(501) 327-3344
1475 Hogan Ln
Conway, AR
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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