SSM Health welcomes new pulmonology clinic to Centralia

CENTRALIA — A new specialty clinic is opening in Centralia Tuesday, thanks to SSM Health Medical Group’s pulmonology team.

Murali Kondapaneni, MD, and Michael de la Cruz, MD, will staff the clinic, in addition to their team’s current clinics in Mt. Vernon, McLeansboro, Benton, and Flora.

At this time, the specialty clinic will provide General pulmonary testing, and will address adult pulmonary illnesses and diseases such as: Lung cancer; Vasculitis–an inflammation of the blood vessels that causes changes in the blood vessel walls; Allergies; and bnormal chest X-rays or CT scans

Drs. Kondapaneni and de la Cruz are both board certified in internal medicine, pulmonology, and critical care.

In addition to providing inpatient consultations at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Centralia, Drs. Kondapaneni and de la Cruz will staff the weekly clinic on Martin Luther King Drive in Centralia.