Atlanta, Ga. (May 1, 2013) – Georgia Lung Associates will join Piedmont Physicians effective May 1 as Piedmont Physicians Georgia Lung. The practice, which is one of the largest pulmonary practices in the state of Georgia, will continue operating its current locations in Austell, Buckhead and Marietta in addition to providing care to patients at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.
“For years, the physicians of Georgia Lung Associates have maintained a reputation of excellence in patient care and dedication to the community they serve, making them a good fit for our organization,” said Berney Crane, president of Piedmont Medical Care Corporation, the parent company of Piedmont Physicians.
Piedmont Physicians Georgia Lung consists of 17 physicians, specializing in pulmonary, sleep and critical care medicine. These physicians will join the team of intensivists, pulmonologists, cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons currently providing care for intensive care patients at Piedmont Atlanta. Additionally, Piedmont Physicians Georgia Lung’s Chad Case, M.D., will serve as the director of the intensive care service at Piedmont Atlanta.
“We are thrilled to join Piedmont Physicians and begin providing care at Piedmont Atlanta,” said Dr. Case. “Our practice was of the first in the community to participate in national pharmaceutical studies and rank among the top institutions in enrollment for various novel treatment trials. Now that we’re paired with Piedmont, we hope to make a national impact in the fields of pulmonary and critical care medicine.”
Services offered by Piedmont Physicians Georgia Lung include:
- a fully-operational sleep lab with 12 beds operated by Piedmont Atlanta Hospital and overseen by three board-certified sleep medicine physicians
- pulmonary rehabilitation with two fitness center locations in Austell and Marietta
- allergy and asthma management
- subspecialty care for interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis
- pulmonary management including COPD, lung cancer and pleural disease
For more information about Piedmont Physicians, visit piedmontphysicians.org.