Pulmonary Medicine or Pulmonology is the subspecialty of internal medicine dealing with the diseases of the lungs and bronchial tubes, which often involves evaluation of the upper respiratory tract (nose, pharynx, and throat) as well as the heart. Additionally, pulmonology is also related to critical care medicine or intensive care medicine when dealing with patients that require mechanical ventilation.
Pulmonologists must become board certified in Internal Medicine by completing seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training. Then, for an additional two to three years, they study conditions specific to the respiratory system. Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, such as pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema or complicated chest infections.
Our team of experts is proud to have been named the best Pulmonology Group in Hall County in the 2020 Best of Hall Readers’ Choice Awards. Read more.
Meet Our Pulmonary Medicine Physicians
- Craig M. Brown, MD
- Wesley D. Head, MD, FCCP
- Thomas G. Murray, MD
- V. Sunny Sambhara, MD
- Joseph E. West, MD
- Theron Hawkins, ACNP-BC
- Lauren Darnell, ACNP-BC
1240 Jesse Jewell Parkway SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
1270 Friendship Road
Braselton, GA 30517
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
To Schedule an Appointment
Call (770) 536-9864 or (800) 820-6432. Please note that some physicians may not presently be accepting new patients as their practices may have reached capacity.
After Hours / Emergencies
If you need to reach the physician on-call for Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic,
please call 770-536-9864 and press 9 to reach an operator.
In case of an after hours emergency, please call 911.