Diabetes Specialists North Kansas City MO

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Michelle Birdsell
(913) 338-0400
4770 North Belleview
Gladstone, MO
Kansas City Psychiatric Group
Psychiatry & Psychology
Insurance Plans Accepted: BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, several others. NOT a medicare provider
Medicare Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

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Residency Training: Rush University
Medical School: Rush University College of Medicine,
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English

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Robbie Killingsworth, D.C.
(913) 233-1921
4301 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

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Results Chiropractic and Rehab PA
(913) 789-9929
4210 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS

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Mission Chiropractic & Wellness
(913) 432-4780
6556 Johnson Dr
Shawnee Mission, KS

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Jerome P Lamb MD
(816) 795-5262
4820 S Arrowhead Dr
Independence, MO
Cosmetic Surgery

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Kansas City Chiropractic Pc
(816) 866-0952
4510 Belleview Suite 100
Kansas City, MO

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W P Grayson, MD
(816) 453-6200
5400 N Oak Trfy
Kansas City, MO
Creekwood Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

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Timothy Frey, DO
(816) 452-8000
5601 N Antioch Rd
Gladstone, MO
Creekwood Family Care
Family Practice

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Dohrmann Chiropractic
(816) 436-5520
9576 N McGee St
Northland of Kansas City, MO

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Chiropractic Healing Center
(913) 735-4902
8437 State Ave, Ste A
Kansas City, KS

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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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