Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care

What is Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care?

Pulmonary Medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lungs, such as bronchitis or asthma, as well as more serious illnesses, such as cystic fibrosis or lung cancer. Physicians work closely with patients to help improve their day-to-day activities and overall quality of life.

Critical Care is the medical specialty that focuses on the care of seriously ill patients of all ages--from infant to adult. Critical Care professionals provide the highest quality care for all patients facing life-threatening conditions and work toward the best possible outcome.


Rubal Patel, M.D.

Rubal Patel, M.D.
  • Specialty: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Board-certification: Board-eligible, American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
  • Medical School:  Saba University, Netherlands--Antilles
  • Internal Medicine Residency:  New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship:  New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Jian Li, M.D.

Jian Li, M.D.

• Specialty: Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
• Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine)
• Medical School:  West China University of Medical Sciences
• Residency:  Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside
• Fellowship:  Pulmonary Medicine/Critical Care, Tulane University Medical Center
• Special Interests:  Dr. Li is the medical director of Tift Regional Medical Center’s Sleep Center

Richard Beasley, D.O.

Richard Beasley, D.O.
  • Specialty:  Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care
  • Board Certification:  Board Eligible
  • Medical School:  Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Residency:  Maine Medical Center
  • Fellowship:  Tufts Medical Center