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Freeman Announces New Pulmonologist

July 14, 2017

Freeman welcomes board-certified pulmonologist.

Joplin, Mo. – Freeman Health System announces the addition of Dr. Yashwanth Yerramalla to Freeman Lung Institute. As a pulmonologist, Dr. Yerramalla specializes in diseases of the lung, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, asthma and pulmonary hypertension.

After receiving his medical degree from Sri Venkata Sai Medical College in Yenugonda, Telangana, India, Dr. Yerramalla completed his residency in internal medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Queens Hospital in Jamaica, N.Y. He then completed a fellowship in pulmonary disease at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Ill., and a fellowship in critical care at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y. Dr. Yerramalla is board-certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease with the American Board of Internal Medicine.

“I act as an advocate for the patients. I do all I can to help them recover from or improve their symptoms and illness,” said Dr. Yerramalla. “I help patients take charge of their health by involving them in the decision-making process.”

Dr. Yerramalla’s clinic is located at Freeman Lung Institute, 1002 McIntosh Circle, Suite 4, in Joplin, Mo. To schedule an appointment call 417.347.8315.

About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. In 2017, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. U.S. News & World Report ranked Freeman one of the top Hospitals in Southwest Missouri more than five years in a row, and the Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Spring 2017 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 60 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit, or follow Freeman at Follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at