Diabetes Specialists Starkville MS

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William L Davis
(662) 615-2503
400 Hospital Rd
Starkville, MS
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Placid M Eze
(662) 323-4400
105 Strange Rd
Starkville, MS
Specialty
Family Practice

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Barbara Ann Fleetwood
(662) 323-3162
501 Hospital Rd
Starkville, MS
Specialty
Family Practice

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Benjamin F Sanford
(662) 324-1291
107 Brandon Rd
Starkville, MS
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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William C Carr
(662) 615-2503
400 Hospital Rd
Starkville, MS
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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Steven D Woodward
(662) 615-2503
400 Hospital Rd
Starkville, MS
Specialty
Family Practice, Emergency Medicine

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John Thomas Copeland Jr, MD
(662) 323-3875
1011 Evergreen St
Starkville, MS
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, Ms
Group Practice: John T Copeland Clinic

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Geroge L Howell
(601) 693-0118
105 Felix Long St
Starkville, MS
Specialty
Family Practice

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Steven Carmichael Brandon
(662) 323-3162
501 Hospital Rd
Starkville, MS
Specialty
Family Practice

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Barbara A Fleetwood, MD
(601) 323-3162
501 Hospital Rd
Starkville, MS
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dalhousie Univ, Fac Of Med, Halifax, Ns, Canada
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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