Diabetes Specialists Mobile AL
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No
Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Mobile Urology Group
Integrative Medicine Centre
Preventive Medicine, Dr. Stump has been a Sports Medicine Specialist for over 30 years. He was a team doctor with the 1988 Olympic team in Seoul, Korea. He has added Nutrition as a primary specialty in his practice for the last decade in addition to the acupuncture and chirop
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue/cross, etc. each doctor is different
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes
Primary Hospital: Thomas Hospital
Residency Training: Penisula General Hospital
Medical School: Palmer College of Chiropractic, 76
Member Organizations: Witheld
Languages Spoken: English,Japanese,Spanish
Family Practice, Emergency Medicine
Diabetes is Growing Field of Treatment for Pharmacists
|Written by Administrator|
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...