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The Lung and Sleep Center

Dr. McKenzie
July, 2005 Dr. McKenzie moved to Panama City to be close to home and work for Pulmonary Associates of Bay County.  In July of 2006, he split from the group to form his own practice. He rented space at the Bay Clinic and stayed there until May, 2008. Plans for a bigger office were needed as his practice grew. The new office space available in The Jenks Crossing Business Park was perfect.  The office was a build-out option which gave us the opportunity to have a layout suitable for his practice.  Hard work and perseverance gave us the ability to provide more space and availability to continue our work in helping patients live a happier more fulfilling life here in Bay County.

Dr. McKenzie was born in Dothan, AL in 1972. He is a young, innovative physician who is open-minded to new techniques and treatment options. It is refreshing to know that physicians who finished medical training after 1990 have to retake their boards every ten years. This allows for more confidence in your physician when you know he has to keep up with changing medicine to keep his board certification.

Kristy Caldwell, LPN is Dr. McKenzie’s nurse.  She worked at BMC for 5 years in Cardiac Stepdown and has surgical/OR experience.  She has the background training that enables her to be a good patient advocate and educator.
Jessica Graham is a receptionist and check-out clerk. She is in school at Troy University working on a Masters degree in management with a concentration in Leadership and organizational effectiveness. She has a BS in interdisciplinary Studies in the areas of Finance, Management, and Psychology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She schedules patients’ procedures and handles referral to physicians and specialty clinics.
Leeann Davenport is a receptionist and check-in clerk.  She is a proud mom of 3 boys who returned to school to receive an AA in Business Administration with a concentration in Medical Billing. She also has a certificate in accounting and has worked in customer service for several years. She enjoys greeting our patients and checking them in and assisting in medical issues and treatment.

Both receptionists work together to handle ongoing clinical tasks with the ultimate goal of keeping the flow of the clinic fast and efficient.  So that patients’ wait time is minimal.
Vonda Tate is the billing manager. She has over 25 years experience serving the insurance industry as a licensed agent and specializing in physician office medical billing, coding, and collections. She has an AA from GCC  and a BS from Troy University.
Gary Register, RT is the Pulmonary Function Test and Arterial Blood Gas technician. He has 30 plus years experience. Through his hard work, experienced technique, and patience he is able to get the best results. With the reliable testing results, the doctor is able to accurately diagnose patients and treat them effectively. Not only is Gary Register the most trained and experienced Pulmonary function technician in Bay County, he has a personality rarely found among others. He is a true professional and dedicated hard worker, and we are happy to have his service at The Lung and Sleep Center.
The Lung and Sleep Center is a working vision that began when Dr. McKenzie was still in medical school. TLC is the care you will receive and it is no coincidence that is in our company name.  Our family cares for yours!