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James A. Bennett Mr. Bennett is a Certified Diabetes Educator and is the Director of Clinical Services at James Bennett Apothecary, a progressive community pharmacy he founded in 1975.

Bennett has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and held various committee positions with that organization. He has been licensed as a Certified Diabetes Educator since 1994 and is the director and lead instructor for the EMPOWER Diabetes Self-management Training Program at James Bennett Apothecary, an American Diabetes Association Recognized Program. James Bennett serves on the faculty of the University Of Mississippi School Of Pharmacy as a Clinical Instructor and is director of the Community Pharmacy Residency Program at Jame Bennett Apothecary. He currently accepts Pharm D Residents interested in pursuing advanced credentials in diabetes management. He is actively engaged in managing diabetes patients, working in collaborative practice agreements with physicians and nurse practitioners in his area.

Mr. Bennett has authored numerous articles on diabetes related issues and is a frequent speaker at the national level.

Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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