Diabetes Specialists Henderson KY

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Sally M. Fife, O.D.
(270) 713-0032
300 9th St
Henderson, KY

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David Malitz MD
(812) 421-2020
1001 Walnut St
Evansville, IN
Global Eyecare, LLC
Insurance Plans Accepted: VSP, Cigna, Humana, Aetna, Great West Life, Prudential, Principal Mutual Life, Anthem, Equitable, John Hancock, Liberty Mutual, State FarmMedicare, Medicaid
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: St. Mary
Residency Training: U of Illinois
Medical School: UCLA, 1987
Additional Information
Member Organizations: AAO, ASCRS
Awards: Best of the Best LASIK, Laser Eye Facility, Surgeon 2004 Reader's Awards
Languages Spoken: English

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Greenbrier Animal Hospital
(812) 479-0867
4307 N Green River Rd
Evansville, IN

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Animal Medical Services
(812) 423-2000
2918 Mt Vernon Ave
Evansville, IN

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David W Powell, DPM
(812) 422-4336
4640 W Lloyd Expy
Evansville, IN
First Podiatry

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HealthSource of Henderson
(270) 713-0060
2869 HWY 41 Suite B
Henderson, KY

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Jeana J Lee, MD
(812) 477-1558
225 Crosslake Dr
Evansville, IN
Tri State Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Village East Animal Hospital
(812) 477-2131
1305 S Green River Rd
Evansville, IN

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Rocker Corrective Chiropractic
(812) 250-8943
2836 Mount Vernon Ave
Evansville, IN

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Gerald R Rightmyer
(270) 827-5657
319 8th St
Henderson, KY
Family Practice, Internal Medicine

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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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