Parkridge Health System is excited to welcome pulmonologist Susan Taylor, MD. Dr. Taylor sees patients at her office at Parkridge Medical Group - Diagnostic Center, which is located at 2205 McCallie Ave.
"I am excited to bring my passion for quality pulmonary care to the already-outstanding Pulmonary and Respiratory Services Department at Parkridge Medical Center," Dr. Taylor said. "I look forward to building camaraderie with my colleagues and adding to the excellent inpatient and outpatient options available in Chattanooga."
Dr. Taylor earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, where she also served an internship in family medicine. She completed a residency in family medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, where she gained experience in caring for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Dr. Taylor further cultivated her ICU training while serving a fellowship in pulmonary disease at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, where she spent two years rotating through ICUs at various medical centers in Memphis.
Dr. Taylor's expertise in pulmonary medicine will enhance the level of care provided at Parkridge Medical Center, where she will treat a broad range of conditions, including asthma, cardiopulmonary disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and pulmonary hypertension.
To treat the spectrum of pulmonary illness, Dr. Taylor uses a full complement of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including arterial and central venous line placement, guiding ventilator management, percutaneous tracheostomy, pulmonary artery catheter placement, thoracentesis and tube thoracostomy, and tracheal intubation.
"Dr. Taylor brings a skillset to Parkridge Health that will undoubtedly enhance the level of pulmonary care we offer the tristate area," said Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health System. "Adding her to our team is a major win for the people of the Chattanooga area, and we look forward to the role she will play in our efforts to expand the services we provide."