Diabetes Specialists North Little Rock AR

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Norton A. Pope
(501) 219-8388
9500 Kanis Road
Little Rock, AZ
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Community Chiropractic Clinic
(501) 291-2939
4002 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR

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Brenda H Ashley, MD
(501) 843-5757
1911 N 2nd St
Cabot,, AR
Business
North Cabot Family Medicine
Specialties
Family Practice

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William Eugene Owens Jr, MD
(501) 833-1490
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1978

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Gilbert Carl Evans, MD
1518 Main St
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1957

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Robert Lehmberg
(501) 663-4100
600 South McKinley
Little Rock, AZ
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Landmark Animal Hospital
(501) 888-3675
12115 Arch Street
Little Rock, AR

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Shadab M Bhutto
(501) 758-1002
505 W Pershing Blvd Ste C
North Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Fred G Nagel
(501) 758-1002
505 W Pershing Blvd Ste C
North Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Family Practice

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Gregory S Harrington
(501) 758-2294
2508 Crestwood Rd
North Little Rock, AR
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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