December 17th, 2014
September 18th, 2014
Birju B. Patel, M.D., FACP, AGSF
Department of Pulmonary MedicinePulmonary Medicine or Pulmonology is the sub-specialty of internal medicine dealing with the 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. Additionally, pulmonology is also related to critical care medicine or intensive care medicine when dealing with patients that require mechanical ventilation.
Pulmonologists must become board certified in Internal Medicine by completing seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training. Then, for an additional two to three years, they study conditions specific to the respiratory system. Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, such as pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema or complicated chest infections.
Pulmonary Medicine Staff
1240 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE
Office Hours8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Medical Plaza 1
Office Hours9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
To Schedule an AppointmentCall (770) 536-9864 or (800) 820-6432. Please note that some physicians may not presently be accepting new patients as their practices may have reached capacity.
After Hours / Emergencies
In case of an after hours emergency call the Northeast Georgia Medical Center at (770) 219-9000 and ask to speak with the on-call physician for the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic. The hospital operator will take a message and have the doctor return your call.