John C. Perry, MD, Pulmonologist with West Point

Get to know Pulmonologist Dr. John C. Perry, who serves the population of Virginia

Speciality: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine

College: College of William and Mary

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University

Hospital Affiliation: Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

Education: Dr. Perry completed his undergraduate degree from College of William and Mary in Virginia. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and History. He then completed his Medical Degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University, where he graduated in 1999, giving him two decades worth of experience.

Experience: After obtaining his Medical Degree Dr. Perry completed his internal medicine internship and residency with the Virginia Commonwealth University. Wanting to further his training he completed his Pulmonology & Critical Care fellowship with Virginia Commonwealth University. He is board certified in critical care medicine, internal medicine, and pulmonary disease from the American Board of Internal Medicine. To stay up to date in his field he remains a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He was also honorably discharged after ten years of service as an officer in the United States Navy Medical Corps.

Current Position: Dr. Perry currently practices with West Point and Williamsburg, VA.

Pulmonary Medicine: Pulmonary medicine is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and management of disorders of the respiratory system, including the lungs, upper airways, thoracic cavity, and chest wall. Although most common respiratory problems are treated by general internists and other specialty physicians, internists practicing pulmonary medicine (often referred to as “pulmonologists”) are frequently called upon to help diagnose unknown disorders and assist in managing difficult, unusual, or complicated diseases of the respiratory system. Pulmonologists have expertise in structural, inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic disorders of the lung parenchyma, pleura and airways, pulmonary vascular disease and its effect on the cardiovascular system, and detection and prevention of occupational and environmental causes of lung disease. Diseases commonly evaluated and treated by pulmonologists include asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), emphysema, lung cancer, interstitial and occupational lung diseases, complex lung and pleural infections including tuberculosis, pulmonary hypertension, and cystic fibrosis. Some pulmonologists focus on sleep-disordered breathing (such as sleep apnea) and may provide diagnostic and therapeutic services in sleep laboratories. His biggest interest is in performing minimally invasive procedures for patients with known or suspected cancer to help establish their diagnosis or to help improve their quality of life.

Personal: Dr. Perry has spent almost half his life as a resident of Hampton Roads. When he is not at work, he spends time at sporting events with his family and in the mountains.

Learn More about Dr. John C. Perry:

His profile with Northeast Medical Group, https://www.northeastmedicalgroup.org/physicians/joanne-passalacqua.aspx, she can be contacted at (203) 384-0451, and is located in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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