UNC doctor heads new Rex Pulmonary Specialists group

Patricia Rivera, MD, a faculty pulmonologist with expertise and training in thoracic oncology and interventional bronchoscopy as well as general and critical care pulmonary medicine, is now at Rex as Medical Director of Rex Pulmonary Specialists as well as the Rex pulmonary medicine program as a whole.

UNC doctor heads new Rex Pulmonary Specialists group click to enlarge Patricia Rivera

Rivera will be participating in Rex's Thoracic Multidisciplinary Oncology Program, as well as in Pulmonary Diagnostic Services.  She is currently at Rex seeing patients one day a week.

Additionally, Rex will have a full-time pulmonologist starting July 1 with Rex Pulmonary Specialists.  Billy Hall, MD, who previously worked at Rex as a hospitalist, will be the full-time physician with the pulmonary practice. Dr. Hall will be seeing outpatients daily, be available for inpatient consults, and he will also be Director of the Pulmonary Rehab program at Rex. He will have back up call coverage from UNC Faculty Pulmonologists, who will moonlight as scheduled weekend coverage for Billy until our second full-time pulmonologist is hired, which is currently in process.

Rex Pulmonary Specialists and Rex Thoracic Specialists have the same office phone number, 784-5650.

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