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Is This Asthma? A Case Based Discussion
Is This Asthma? A Case Based Discussion
Article With Discussion Board
Effective Date: 10/1/2011
Expiration Date:
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Meshann FitzGerald, MD

Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Meshann FitzGerald specializes in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and hospitalist.

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Johnson Haynes, Jr, MD, FCCP, FACP

University of South Alabama
Professor of Medicine Director,
USA Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Medicine

Johnson Haynes, Jr., MD, FCCP is a Professor of Medicine at the University of South Alabama located in Mobile, Alabama. He received an academic scholarship to attend Tuskegee Institute where he majored in biology. He was the first recipient to receive the “Victor Benator Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Houseofficers”, and selected Chief Medical Resident in the Department of Internal Medicine while attending the University of South Alabama where he received his medical degree. He completed a Clinical Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of South Alabama. As a National Research Service Award recipient, he journeyed to the University of Colorado as a Research Fellow in the Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research Laboratory. There his basic scientific interest in acute lung injury and mechanisms of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction were nurtured and have continued throughout his professional career. In 1988 he returned to the University of South Alabama as the first African-American faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine where he currently practices as a Professor of Medicine and serves as Director of the University of South Alabama Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center and Assistant Dean of Diversity and Cultural Competence.

Dr. Haynes is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Who’s Who in the American Thoracic Society, and has been the recipient of America’s Top Doctor Award for twelve consecutive years, 2001-2012. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and in the American College of Chest Physicians. He has authored over 43 peer-reviewed publications in major medical journals and 6 book chapters. He has been the recipient of several National Institutes of Health grants to study acute lung injury in sickle cell disease.


Case review article with participant discussion board. Meshann Fitzgerald, MD and Johnson Haynes, Jr, MD, FCCP, FACP present this article.

In recent years our understanding of asthma has changed. We no longer think of asthma as a collection of intermittent symptoms, but as a chronic syndrome. This shift in our point of reference has changed not only the way we treat the disease but also in how we approach the diagnosis of a patient with intermittent shortness of breath (SOB) and cough.

Note: CE Credit is not available for participation in this article.