Meet the Doctor
A Better Test for Spotting and Monitoring Lung Problems
Healthy Partners, Winter 2021
Many southeast Georgia residents can breathe easier thanks to new technology
at the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus. Known as whole-body
plethysmography, the noninvasive, painless test measures how well the
lungs are working. It can detect if someones lungs were exposed to and
damaged by toxic substances, and it also monitors lung function in patients
with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer
or COVID-19 lung complications.
Southern Georgia Magazine Feature
The worldwide coronavirus pandemic affected every aspect of our daily lives
and the lives of those who are in our community. During the coronavirus
pandemic, our team members on the front lines have made many sacrifices,
oftentimes prioritizing their patients above their own health and safety.
Southern Georgia Magazine honored these frontline heroes in a dedicated
monthly web spotlight titled
“Behind the Mask." Each health care team member of the month was selected by their group
peers, recognized for their dedication and outstanding commitment to their
patients. They are the ones who take care of our loved ones in their greatest
moments of need and we could not be more thankful to have these heroes
apart of our community here at Southeast Georgia Health System. Check
out our 2020 featured team members and their stories in this issue of
Southern Georgia Magazine.
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Virtual Health Chat Webinars
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014 over
15 million people reported being diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
Disease (COPD), and more than 50 percent of adults with low pulmonary
function were not aware that they had COPD. Could you be one of those
millions? Watch Dr. Herman Levy’s webinar to better understand COPD,
its comorbidities, symptoms and treatments.