Jefferson Medical Pulmonology Staff
Kimberly G. Dobbs, M.D.Physician
John M. Wallace, M.D., F.C.C.P.Physician
Francie Pope, R.N.Registered Nurse
Kim OrmanRespiratory Therapist
Lisa WalleyClinical Assistant
Michelle Livingston, L.P.N.Licensed Practical Nurse
What is Pulmonology?
Pulmonology is the subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with diseases of the lungs and bronchial tubes, which often involves evaluation of the upper respiratory tract (nose, pharynx and throat) as well as the heart.
Pulmonologists must first complete seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training and become board certified in Internal Medicine. Then, for an additional two to three years, they study conditions specific to the respiratory system.
What pulmonologists do
Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, such as pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, or complicated chest infections.
When do you need a pulmonologist
Not everyone who suffers from an acute respiratory condition or chronic respiratory diseases needs a pulmonologist. Many of these conditions can be managed by a general internist. Their skills are usually needed for patients with complex pulmonary problems, such as emphysema, tuberculosis, asthma, complicated infections of the chest, the pulmonary complications of AIDS, injury, and complications of respiratory diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Does a pulmonologist perform surgery?
Major surgical procedures are performed by a thoracic surgeon. Yet pulmonologists often perform specialized procedures to obtain samples of the lining of the chest wall or of the lung itself. For example, they use flexible fiber optics to see inside the air passages and extract sample pieces for study. They also perform angiographic visualization -- injecting dye into the pulmonary arteries to view the blood vessels in the lungs.
Jefferson Medical Pulmonology Services
Pulmonary Function Testing
Other Jefferson Medical Services
DEXA (Bone Density)
- Jefferson Medical Associates in Laurel, Mississippi is the area's largest private multi-specialty medical group. Our physicians provide primary, as well as specialized medical care for residents of south central Mississippi and are staff members at South Central Regional Medical Center.
- Our physicians are Board Certified in the areas of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Oncology / Hematology and Pulmonary medicine. Specific to each of these specialties, we offer a wide range of diagnostic services.
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