Our Team

Lakshmi Kallur, MD

Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease

Education

Medical School: American University of Antigua, St. John's,
Antigua and Barbuda
Residency: East Tennessee State University/Quillen College
of Medicine, Johnson City, TN
Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Services

  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Lung cancer
  • COPD and asthma
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Chronic cough

Franklin McGuire, MD

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

Education

Medical School: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Residency: University of North Carolina, Moses Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, NC
Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Fellowship: Interventional Pulmonology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Services

Mary Polk, MD

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

Education

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

Services

  • Sleep apnea
  • COPD & asthma
  • Lung cancer
  • Emphysema
  • Restless leg syndrome

Saurav Pokharel, MD

Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine

Education

Medical School: Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal
Residency: Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn
Fellowship: Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn

Conditions Treated

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Chronic cough

  

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

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Education

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

Conditions Treated

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Chronic cough

Kara Clemmer, NP

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Education

Bachelors of Nursing: Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner: Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, SC

Conditions Treated

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Chronic cough

Joshua Crocker-Osborne, ACNP

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

Education

Graduate School: Adult-Geronotolgy Acute Care (Nurse Practitioner)

Conditions Treated

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Chronic cough