Can Copper Help Prevent Lower Extremity Complications In Patients With Diabetes?
- Volume 24 - Issue 12 - December 2011
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Dr. Rothenberg is the Director of Residency Training and is an Attending Podiatrist with the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.
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