Pat Bass, MD

Highlights


Experience

Pat F. Bass III, MD, MS, MPH, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering asthma. Dr. Bass is a physician and Chief Medical Information Officer at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, La. In addition to an active clinical practice and participation in medical education activities, Dr. Bass participates in research that focuses how patients can better interact with and get more out of the health care system by asking two simple questions: what do patients need to know? and what do patients need to do? to better care for their medical condition. Dr. Bass is an author on a number of research articles focused around patient education and has worked as a freelance medical writer and editor for HealthDay.

Dr. Bass also blogs about diabetes at DiabetesPlan.org.

Education

Dr. Bass completed his medical degree and combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, La. He pursued advanced training in a faculty development fellowship at the University of Kentucky, where he also received a Master of Science degree in instructional systems design from the College of Education. Dr. Bass has also received a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

A Word From Pat Bass, MD

With my strong interest in patient education and improving how patients interact with the health care system, I can help both people with asthma and parents of children with asthma become more knowledgeable and take steps to improve their asthma.

About Verywell and Dotdash

Verywell, a Dotdash property, is a friendly resource where you can explore a full spectrum of health and wellness topics, from comprehensive info on medical conditions to useful advice on fitness, nutrition, mental well-being, pregnancy, and more. We take a human approach to health and wellness, delivering accessible solutions and offering a welcome alternative to clinical sites.

Our writers not only have a deep proficiency in the topics they cover, but an undeniable passion to help others live and feel their best. Our articles are written by experienced healthcare professionals and industry experts and are vetted by board-certified physicians. We work hard to make sure that everything you read is not only accurate and comprehensive, but also trustworthy and actionable. And our content is regularly updated to ensure that we only deliver top quality information to you. We cut through all the clutter so you and your loved ones can start living Verywell.

Read more from Pat Bass, MD