Diabetes Specialists Natchitoches LA

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Claudia Michelle Mayeux
(318) 354-9348
114 E 5th St
Natchitoches, LA
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Lori Lee Rodriguez
(318) 356-9500
615 Bienville St
Natchitoches, LA
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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William D Zeichner, MD
(318) 357-1200
651 Bienville Cir
Natchitoches, LA
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Doctors Hosp Of Shreveport, Shreveport, La; Sabine Med Ctr, Many, La; Natchitoches Par Hosp, Natchitoches, La
Group Practice: Summit Hospital Of North La

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Archie F Breazeale Jr, MD
(318) 352-3804
108 Touline St
Natchitoches, LA
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1948
Hospital
Hospital: Natchitoches Par Hosp, Natchitoches, La

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Cherilynne Toni Cottles
(318) 352-9299
1640 Breazeale Springs St
Natchitoches, LA
Specialty
Family Practice

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Archee Francis Breazeale
(318) 352-3804
108 Touline St
Natchitoches, LA
Specialty
General Practice

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James Daryl Knecht
(318) 352-5650
740 Keyser Ave
Natchitoches, LA
Specialty
Family Practice

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John Edward Hogg
(318) 352-6800
740 Keyser Ave
Natchitoches, LA
Specialty
Family Practice

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John Philip Harris
(318) 356-0555
415 Bienville St Ste 2
Natchitoches, LA
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Kathleen Edna Kautz
(318) 352-7768
647 Bienville Circle
Natchitoches, LA
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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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