Diabetes Specialists Easley SC

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Dove Chiropractic Clinic
(864) 735-8929
3403 White Horse Rd
Greenville, SC

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Gerard F. Rainer, DPM
(864) 288-0048
152 Milestone Way
Greenville, SC
Business
Foothills Foot Care Center
Specialties
Podiatry
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield CIGNA Carolina Care PlanAETNA United Health Care Premier HealthKanawa
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: St Francis Eastside Hospital
Residency Training: St Joseph's Hospital Flushing NY
Medical School: NY College of Podiatric Medicine, 1988
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Christian Medical and Dental Association
Languages Spoken: English

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HealthSource of Cherrydale
(864) 268-9040
2718 A Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC

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Geanice Holton
(864) 855-1331
1648 Gentry Memorial Hwy
Easley, SC
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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DiNa Sharpe Nabors
(864) 897-8280
111 W Roper Rd
Easley, SC
Specialty
Family Practice

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Jon R Davids, MD
(864) 271-3444
950 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Business
Shriner's Hospital
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Bourg Chiropractic Wellness
(864) 292-3291
9 Mckenna Commons Ct
Greenville, SC

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Hillcrest Eyecare
(864) 963-4933
309 S E Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

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Barry Reid Swiger
(864) 855-1331
1648 Gentry Memorial Hwy
Easley, SC
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Myra Aurelia Phipps
(864) 855-0853
303 Dacusville Hwy
Easley, SC
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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