About Us

Our Physicians

Rami Arfoosh, M.D. FCCP, FAASM

  • ABIM – Internal Medicine Board Certified
  • ABIM – Pulmonary Medicine Board Certified
  • ABIM – Sleep Medicine Board Certified
  • ABIM – Critical Care Medicine Board Certified

Rachel Nisbet, M.D.

  • ABIM – Internal Medicine Board Certified
  • ABIM – Pulmonary Medicine Board Certified
  • ABIM – Critical Care Medicine Board Certified

Kimtuyen Nguyen, M.D.

  • ABIM – Internal Medicine Board Certified
  • ABIM – Pulmonary Medicine Board Certified
  • ABIM – Critical Care Medicine Board Certified

Malik Malik, M.D.

  • ABIM – Internal Medicine Board Certified
  • ABIM – Pulmonary Medicine Board Certified
  • ABIM – Sleep Medicine Board Eligible
  • ABIM – Critical Care Medicine Board Eligible

Our Advanced Practice Providers

Jami Jefferson, FNP-C

Jami received an Associate’s Degree of Science from Gainesville College in 2001. She then went to Brenau University where she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2003. She began her nursing career at Gwinnett Medical Center in the Emergency Department as an adult and pediatric nurse, becoming trauma specialized with TNCC and CEN certifications. While working at Gwinnett Medical, Jami completed her Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Brenau University in 2015.

Jami is from Winder and is proud to work in her hometown. She has one daughter and being a mother is what she loves most. She loves spending time with her family. She is a member of First United Methodist Church of Winder.

Mary Owens, PA-C

Mary Owens is a certified Physician Assistant that joined Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists of Northeast Georgia in 2021. She completed her undergraduate studies at Florida State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then went on to attend Florida State University’s School of Physician Assistant Practice, where she graduated with her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Practice.

Mary is a board-certified Physician Assistant that is dedicated to improving the lives of her patients.

Ashley Best, PA-C

Ashley Best, PA-C joined our practice in May 2021. She completed her undergraduate studies at Georgia Gwinnett College, where she played college softball and earned a degree in exercise science. She then went on to attend Lipscomb University’s Physician Assistant Program and earned the degree of Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2020.

Ashley is looking forward to helping her patients achieve their healthcare goals.

Varin Sachhathep, PA-C

Varin Sachhathep is a certified physician assistant who joined Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists of Northeast Georgia in September 2021. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then went on to attend South University’s Physician Assistant Program, where he graduated with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

In his spare time, Varin loves to cook, garden, travel and spend time with his friends and family. He is excited for the opportunity to make a positive inpact in the lives of his patients.

Samiha “Mia” Ahsan, PA-C

Mia was born and raised in Oak Ridge, TN. After getting her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cellular Molecular Biology from the University of Tennessee, she graduated with a Master of Health Sciences from the Physician Assistant program at South College in Knoxville. In her free time, she likes baking, knitting, crocheting, hiking, and spending time with her family and cat. She looks forward to helping patients progress and reach their goals!

Our Medical Services

Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists of Northeast Georgia treat all kinds of breathing and sleep problems. We provides and arranges for a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options for pulmonary diseases and sleep disorders in both out-patient and in-patient settings including the following:

  • Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • X-Ray Services
  • Allergy Testing
  • Sleep Studies
  • Thoracentesis (Pleural fluid aspiration)
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • PleurX Catheter Placement
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Navigational Bronchoscopy
  • Chest Ultrasound
  • Respiratory Biological Medications