Pat, About.com's Guide to Asthma, is a board certified internist and pediatrician and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Bass is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. 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 2 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 completed his medical degree and combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. 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.
By Pat Bass:
With my strong interest in patient education and improving how patients interact with the health care system, I think I can help both people with asthma and parents of children with asthma become more knowledgeable and take steps to improve their asthma. We will focus on finding out what you need to know and do to better care for your asthma.