Diabetes Specialists Johnson City TN

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Purelife Chiropractic
(423) 434-2080
217 E Springbrook Dr, Suite # 1
Johnson City, TN

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Jim N. Brantner
(423) 283-0323
302 Wesley Street
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Oakland Chiropractic
(423) 302-0943
501 W Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN

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Fawwaz I Hamati
(423) 282-3377
311 Princeton Rd
Johnson City, TN
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Aubrey Doyce McElroy
(423) 282-2542
2406 Susannah St
Johnson City, TN
Specialty
Family Practice

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Veterinary Medical Center
(423) 282-4113
205 Princeton Rd
Johnson City, TN

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Cherokee Hospital for Animals
(423) 928-7272
708 Cherokee Rd.
Johnson City, TN

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Baker Family Chiropractic
(423) 354-0100
3209 Hwy 126
Blountville, TN

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Donald Brett Wyche, MD
2406 Susannah St
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1976

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Jeffrey A Hopland
(423) 722-2057
401 E Main St
Johnson City, TN
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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