FryeCare Pulmonology Associates

Our Team

Richard Lupton, MD

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Pulmonary Medicine

Education

Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Residency: University of Wisconsin Medical Center
Fellowship: George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Services

  • Treatments for lung and respiratory system
  • Pneumonia
  • Chest infections
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema

Franklin R. McGuire, MD

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Pulmonary Medicine

Originally from Indiana, Dr. McGuire learned to love the outdoors while growing up on a horse farm. He completed both Medical School and post-sophomore fellowship in pathology. After his training, he completed a fellowship in interventional pulmonology at ECU. Since then, he has been in academic medicine at USC where he has trained doctors and helped advance the science of medicine through research. He is married with 3 children and enjoys college football and woodworking in his spare time. Dr. McGuire believes in the importance of effective communication and takes the time to explain a patient’s condition in a manner that’s easy to understand.

Education

Medical School: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Residency: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
Fellowship: East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Services

  • Lung cancer
  • Abnormalities on chest x-rays or CT Scan
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Pleural disease
  • Airway diseases

Mary O. Polk, MD

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Polk received her medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She then completed her residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee and her specialty training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Education

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Residency: University of Tennessee Medical Center, Memphis, TN
 

Services

  • Sleep disorders
  • COPD & asthma
  • Smoking cessation
  • Bronchoscopy

Cassaundra Hefner, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Education

Doctor of Nursing Practice: Gardner Webb University, Boiling Springs, SC
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner: Winston Salem University, Winston Salem, NC








 

Elizabeth Owens, PA-C

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Bachelor of Science: George Washington University Physician Assistant Program, Washington D.C.
Registered Nurse Diploma: St. Francis School of Nursing, Hartford, CT










 

Kodi Ethridge, PA-C

Board Certified Physician Assistant