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Erlanger Announces Addition Of 3 Pulmonologists

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Erlanger Health System has added three pulmonologists:  Drs. Matthew Kreth, Patrick Koo and Matthew Aboudara, to its network of specialists. 
 
Dr. Matthew Kreth, board certified pediatric pulmonologist, has joined Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.  Dr. Kreth is passionate about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome research and national marketing of infant cribs and sleep related products. His clinical expertise is in severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, technology dependent children with chronic health conditions, tracheostomy and ventilator dependent children, end of life care, and bronchoscopy.
He also provides treatment for children with chronic cough and other general pediatric pulmonary conditions.
 
Dr. Patrick Koo, fellowship trained pulmonologist, is now accepting patients at UT Erlanger Respiratory and Critical Care. Dr. Koo received his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center before completing Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship training at Brown University. He specializes in research and treatment of sleep disorders, lung cancer, diaphragm disease, asthma, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, (COPD). 
 
Dr. Matthew Aboudara, board certified pulmonologist and intensivist, has joined UT Erlanger Respiratory and Critical Care. Dr. Aboudara completed both his Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He did his Interventional Pulmonology training at Franklin Square Hospital Center in Baltimore, MD. His clinical focus includes the diagnosis and management of lung cancer, lung cancer screening, pleural disease, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. 
 
For more information about these physicians, call 423-778-DOCS (3627).

Governor Lee Calls On Partners To Support Kids In Foster Care This Summer

Governor Bill Lee Signs Step Therapy Reform Bill To Give Patients Better Access To Medications

Orange Grove Center's Gail Walker Achieves Interviewer Certification


Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Thursday called on organizations across the state to donate summer camp spots for Tennessee kids in foster care during National Foster Care Month. “Earlier this ... (click for more)

Patient advocacy groups, patients and healthcare providers are praising Tennessee lawmakers and Governor Bill Lee for a bill to reform an insurance practice known as “step therapy.” The law will ... (click for more)

Orange Grove Center announced that Gail Walker, a staff member of over 33 years and now part-time consultant, has been granted Interviewer Certification in the Personal Outcome Measure s by the ... (click for more)



Living Well

Governor Lee Calls On Partners To Support Kids In Foster Care This Summer

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Thursday called on organizations across the state to donate summer camp spots for Tennessee kids in foster care during National Foster Care Month. “Earlier this month, Secretary of State Tre Hargett was one of the first to offer free spots for kids in foster care at the Tennessee State Library & Archives summer camp,” said Governor Lee. “We ... (click for more)

Governor Bill Lee Signs Step Therapy Reform Bill To Give Patients Better Access To Medications

Patient advocacy groups, patients and healthcare providers are praising Tennessee lawmakers and Governor Bill Lee for a bill to reform an insurance practice known as “step therapy.” The law will help patients access the prescription medications prescribed by their doctors without interference from the patient’s insurance company. The bill passed the House 92 – 0, with one present ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Woman Gets 6-Year Suspended Sentence In 2018 Stabbing Death Of George Deramus

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Florida Man Says Deal Should Go Through To Buy 6,161 Acres In Hamilton, Sequatchie Counties From Pattens

A Florida man has filed suit in Federal Court, saying he had a deal to buy 6,160 acres in Hamilton and Sequatchie counties from Bryan and Cartter Patten, but they are backing out of the deal. C. Lee Eggert, of Brandon, Fla., said the agreed purchase price was over $11.6 million. He acknowledged that he was being furnished the money by a logging company, Consolidated Timberlands. ... (click for more)

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