Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Pulmonary Medicine
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Pulmonary Medicine, a strategic
affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, treats diseases and conditions
of the lungs. We offer a complete range of services designed to meet your
health care needs.
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome
- Chest X-rays
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cyber Knife treatment for Lung Cancer
- Inpatient Consultations
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Referrals to other specialists
- Sarcoidosis (inflammation of the lungs)
- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital
Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus earned “High Performing”
ratings for COPD and Heart Failure in recognition of care that was significantly
better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient
outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News
awards for those types of care. For the 2020-21 ratings, U.S. News evaluated
more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 10 procedures and conditions.
Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating,
and only 37 earned this rating in all 10 Procedures & Conditions.
The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high
performing ratings across multiple areas of care.
Healthy Partners Articles
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.
High Honors for COPD and Heart Failure Care
Healthy Partners, Fall 2020
“I am so proud of our physicians and team members and of the excellent
care they provide our patients,” says Michael D. Scherneck, president
and chief executive officer. “They always go above and beyond the
call of duty, but this year in particular, achieving such a distinction
while we are so hard-hit by coronavirus is especially humbling.”
New Hope for those with Severe Asthma
Healthy Partners, Winter 2019
Now there's new hope for those with severe asthma. Read our featured
article in the Winter 2019 issue of Healthy Partners to learn about bronchial
thermoplasty, a procedure that destroys some of the muscle tissue in the
airway that contracts during an asthma attack!
Catching Your Breath
Healthy Partners, Summer 2017
Imagine if your every breath was restricted by pain, a cough or chest
pressure. This discomfort is a regular experience for someone with pleural
effusion, a buildup of fluid around the chest and lungs.
Increasing Our Scope
Healthy Partners, Summer 2016
Now offering bronchoscopy procedures in Camden. Read our featured article
in the Summer 2016 issue of Healthy Partners!
Long-Term Effects of COPD
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.