Department of Pulmonary Medicine

Department of Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonary  Medicine or Pulmonology is the subspecialty 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


Dr. Wesley Head
Wesley D. Head, MD, FCCP
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Dr. Joseph West
Joseph E. West, MD
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Dr. Thomas Murray
Thomas Murray, MD
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Dr. Craig Brown
Craig Brown, MD
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Midlevel Providers

Office Locations

Gainesville Office

1240 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE
Suite 500
Gainesville, GA 30501

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday


Medical Plaza 1
1515 River Place
Suite 360
Hoschton, GA 30517
(770) 536-9864

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

To Schedule an Appointment

Call (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 (770) 536-9864 and ask to speak with the on-call physician for the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic.  The operator will take a message and have the doctor return your call.