Pulmonology specialist joins Canton-Potsdam Hospital staff
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:03 am

Canton-Potsdam Hospital adds board-certified pulmonologist to medical staff

POTSDAM -- Board-certified pulmonology specialist Frederic D. Seifer, MD, has joined Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s medical staff.

Dr. Seifer diagnoses and treats conditions of the chest, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, COPD, emphysema, bronchiectasis, and complicated infections or tumors of the chest, among others.

Seifer has served as an invited expert speaker on the subject of tobacco cessation, and is an expert in managing the clinical transition of smoker to non-smoker.

He also has extensive experience in the medical management of chronic diseases, according to the press release from Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

As St. Lawrence Health System Medical Director of Population Health, Seifer will be collaborating with the CPH healthcare management team to design and coordinate population health management for Canton-Potsdam and Gouverneur hospitals. Population health management facilitates access to quality care while reducing total healthcare costs, resulting in improved whole community health status.

“The keystone to population health management is mutual accountability,” said Seifer. He said he will be counting on patients to take an active role in their healthcare.

Seifer received his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill., and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed his pulmonary fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

In addition to his medical practice, Seifer has held appointments as clinical ssistant and clinical associate professor of medicine at the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn., and has been a facilitator for the alternative curriculum at Rush Medical School in Chicago.

He has served in numerous other positions on medical boards and committees.

Seifer is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal and Pulmonary Medicine. He is also certified by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.

Seifer is author and co-author of numerous peer-reviewed publications on pulmonary disease and is sought by medical and lay audiences as a speaker on conditions and diseases of the chest, as well as methods for improving healthcare delivery.

For more information about Dr. Seifer, interested individuals may visit www.cphospital.org or call his Lawrence Avenue, Potsdam office at 261-5990.