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Dr. Patel has recently participated in the Smith County Medical Society (SCMS) initiative “Walk with a Doc”. This is a national program encouraging physician interaction and encouragement in patient exercise and education. Dr. Patel spoke on the topic of COPD, updating attendees with recent information about COPD and treatment protocols. The program continues on a monthly basis and will be moving back to Rose Rudman Park for the spring and summer months. PSOT has supported SCMS through individual membership and leadership for the past 30 years and encourages regular exercise for all patients that are able.
|In July of 1986, Dr. G. David Gass joined the practice. Dr. Gass completed his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at The University of South Carolina Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Gass is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care.|
|Dr. David I Jones joined Dr. Gass and the group in 1988. His pulmonary and critical care fellowship was completed at The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, OK. Dr. Jones is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.|
|Dr. Luis Destarac became part of Pulmonary Specialists in 2003. He completed his pulmonary and allergy fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Destarac is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary. He also specializes in allergy.|
|In July of 2011, Dr. Ketan Patel joined the pulmonary group. Dr. Patel completed his fellowship in pulmonary, critical care and in sleep medicine at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.|