Lisa Whims-Squires, DO, a Pulmonologist in Private Practice

Get to know Pulmonologist Dr. Lisa Whims-Squires, who serves patients in Clearwater, Florida.

A professional in the field of pulmonology, Dr. Whims-Squires sees patients at her private practice in Clearwater, Florida. She specializes in the treatment of sleep disorders in children, adults, and the eldery & pulmonary disorders in adults. Trained to treat patients who have complaints impairing their health and well-being, the focus is to treat the whole patient to restore vitality and function. 

Since 2000, Dr. Whims-Squires has been the Medical Director of the Morton Plant Mease Sleep Disorders Centers. Previously, she was the medical director for the Central Florida Institute Polysomnographic Advisory Board.   

Upon completing her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993, Dr. Whims-Squires went on to further her training. She completed her internship at Palmetto General Hospital in 1994. This was followed by a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in pulmonary disease at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996 and 1998, respectively.

A member of the American Osteopathic Association, the doctor is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and sleep medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM). The AOBIM is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease in adults.

Furthermore, she is board-certified in sleep medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine, a nonprofit organization that certifies physicians, PhDs, specialists, and technologists in the specialty of sleep medicine.

Dr. Whims-Squires has been an advocate for sleep education through her lecturing even internationally for physicians, technologists, and the public. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, Morton Plant Hospital, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

Pulmonology is a medical specialty that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract. A pulmonologist is an internal medicine physician who specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions and diseases that affect the lungs, bronchial tubes, and the respiratory system, including the nose, pharynx, and throat.

Among her numerous accolades, Dr. Whims-Squires is the recipient of Patients’ Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016), and Top 10 Doctor – Metro Area (2014).

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