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.
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.
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.
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