May, 2008

Life Supports Local Officer In Figure Championship

Wayne B. Wheeler, MD, medical director of Life Air and Life Amublance Service and a physician on staff at Southern Ohio Medical Center, recently presented Portsmouth Police Officer Tiffany Underwood with support from Life for her upcoming competition in the Junior National Figure Championship in Chicago. Underwood is an area native, a local search and rescue group participant and long-time fitness enthusiast who is aspiring to reach professional status in figure competition.

Last year she won competition in the Arnold Classic in Columbus and placed in competition in Pittsburgh, competed May 10 this year in Columbus, and is scheduled for competition at the end of May in Toledo, prior to the Chicago event this summer. She and her husband, Keith, reside in the Portsmouth area.

Anyone interested in helping support Underwood in representing the area in national figure competition can call her at (740) 352-7415.

Gollamudi Receives Sleep Medicine Certification

Murthy Gollamudi, MD, FCCP, a pulmonologist on staff at Southern Ohio Medical Center, recently received his certification in Sleep Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Gollamudi is also certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Critical Care.

Pulmonologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of lung disease. Dr. Gollamudi began practicing in the Portsmouth area in 2002. He obtained his medical degree from Madras Medical College in Madras, India. He completed residencies at State University of New York in Buffalo, NY; University Hospital of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve. He resides in the Portsmouth area with his wife and two children.