- Posted December 17, 2013 by Jay Shubrook, DO, FACOFP, FAAFPPrimary care physicians must balance many medical problems at once. The subspecialist has experience with rarer forms of diabetes and complications that most primary care physicians only read about. Both knowledge and experience sets are needed for an effective team approach.
- Posted May 16, 2013 by Jay Shubrook, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP
Case 6—A Newly Diagnosed Patient with a High BMI—is a very common scenario for the primary care physician. There are a number of issues worth highlighting before I outline my suggestions for treatment.
- Posted March 18, 2013 by Jay Shubrook, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP
There is almost no other disease as pervasive as type 2 diabetes, a disease that has touched almost every family in America. Although there was a time when we had limited management tools, we now have ten classes of medications plus many kinds of insulin available as options. The result is a choice of many treatment combinations, which, however welcome, can also be overwhelming for the practicing physician. With so many choices it becomes very hard to decide what comes after metformin.