Diabetes Specialists Hood River OR

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Alpine Veterinary Hospital
(541) 386-6658
300 Frankton Road
Hood River, OR

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Helen Katherine Bellanca
(541) 386-6380
849 Pacific Ave
Hood River, OR
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Family Practice

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Laura A Starrett
(541) 386-0007
1021 June St
Hood River, OR
Specialty
Family Practice

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Stephen Paul Vogt
(541) 387-6125
1151 May St
Hood River, OR
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Rodney A Krehbiel
(541) 386-6380
849 Pacific Ave
Hood River, OR
Specialty
Family Practice

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Warren B Thompson
(541) 386-1818
902 12th St
Hood River, OR
Specialty
Family Practice

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Michael Lowry Pendleton
(541) 386-5070
1108 June St
Hood River, OR
Specialty
Family Practice

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Paul Masaru Hamada, MD
(541) 386-4511
1784 May St
Hood River, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Hood River Memorial Hospital, Hood River, Or; Skyline Hospital, White Salmon, Wa
Group Practice: Hood River Internal Medicine

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Linda L DeSitter
(541) 387-6183
811 13th St
Hood River, OR
Specialty
Family Practice

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Anthony Scott Gay
(541) 386-5070
1108 June St
Hood River, OR
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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