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Local pulmonologist gives free seminar on asthma management

In honor of National Asthma Awareness Month, pulmonologist and critical care specialist Rubal Patel, M.D. provided a free community lecture on living with asthma.  This event was held at the Tift Regional Community Events Center on May 16.  Dr. Patel provided education about asthma, risk factors and treatment options.  According to the CDC, there are more than 24 million Americans living with asthma.  Dr. Patel gave tips such as knowing what triggers an asthma attack, avoiding those triggers and following the advice of a physician regarding asthma management.  A member of the Tift Regional Health System medical staff,  Dr. Patel practices with Affinity Clinic in Tifton.