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Greenville Veterinary Hospital
(252) 752-1890
1523 East 14th Street
Greenville, NC

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Kelly W Philpot
(252) 744-1122
1204 E Fire Tower Rd
Greenville, NC
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Family Practice

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Teresa A Smith
(252) 353-1464
1688 E Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC
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Internal Medicine

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Sylvia J Mullis
(252) 355-4357
1913 E Fire Tower Rd
Greenville, NC
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Family Practice

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Joseph C Jordan
(252) 355-4357
1913 E Fire Tower Rd
Greenville, NC
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Family Practice, Internal Medicine

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Shirley Harish Patel
(252) 355-4357
1913 E Fire Tower Rd
Greenville, NC
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Family Practice

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Melissa Beretich Cinocca
(252) 321-6988
1350 E Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC
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Internal Medicine

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John Edward Siegel
(252) 328-6841
1001 E. Fifth St.
Greenville, NC
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Family Practice, Sports Medicine

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Donald A Ribeiro
(252) 758-4455
3121 Moseley Dr
Greenville, NC
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Family Practice

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Shirley T Williamson
(252) 328-6841
1001 East 5th Street
Greenville, NC
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General Practice, 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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