Gordon Hospital officials recently welcomed Respiratory Consultants of Georgia to the hospital campus.
Located at 100 Hospital Court in Suite 2, the four physician practice specializes in the care of pulmonary (lung) disease, critical care (intensive care unit treatment), and sleep disorder care.
“Gordon County is very blessed to have this group of physicians open an office here,” said Pete Weber, CEO and president of Gordon Hospital. “This is another medical specialty area for which our residents no longer need to leave town in order to receive.”
With an existing office located in Cartersville, each physician in the practice has at least six years of specialized training beyond graduating from medical school, and has purposely made continuing training part of their practice culture.
The physicians of Respiratory Consultants of Georgia include Suzette A. Chin, M.D., Timothy J. Lin, M.D., Melissa Bruce Rhodes, M.D. F.C.C.P., and Michael D. Waldman, M.D., F.C.C.P.
Dr. Chin is an expert in pulmonary, critical care, and internal medicine with a focus on lung sarcoidosis (an inflammation occurring in the lungs), pulmonary rehabilitation, interstitial lung diseases, and pulmonary vascular disease. Dr. Chin performed extensive research in sarcoidosis as a pulmonary fellow and received the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research award from the American Thoracic Society.
She is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease, and is Board Eligible in the area of Critical Care Medicine.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Chin performed her Internship and Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Penn., where she also completed her Fellowship training in Pulmonary/Critical Care. She is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and the Northwest Georgia Physician Association.
Dr. Lin is an expert in pulmonary, critical care, and internal medicine with a focus on sleep disorders, asthma, critical care medicine, and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y.
He performed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., and completed his Fellowship training in Pulmonary/Critical Care at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. Lin is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and Northwest Georgia Physician Association.
Dr. Rhodes is an expert in pulmonary, critical care, and internal medicine with a focus on asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (scarring throughout the lungs), interstitial lung diseases, and pulmonary hypertension. She was the only private practice physician serving among academics on the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis National Advisory Panel.