Risa Linford

Beaufort Memorial has added an experienced and board-certified nurse practitioner to its Beaufort Memorial Pulmonary Specialists practice in Okatie.

Risa Linford, AGACNP-BC, works as part of the Pulmonary Specialists clinical team to prevent, diagnose and treat acute and chronic diseases and conditions of the respiratory system. Coming from “a very long line of nurses,” the Charleston native said she wanted from an early age to follow them into the nursing profession. Pulmonary medicine became her passion during an intensive care unit rotation in nursing school. 

Most recently, Linford served as an intensive care nurse practitioner at MUSC Health in Charleston, directly managing care for multiple critically ill or injured surgical, trauma and burn patients, and as a registered nurse in Beaufort Memorial’s cardiac catheterization lab. Previously she worked as a nursing supervisor and RN in the Greenville Health System’s medical-surgical intensive care unit.       

She holds a Master of Science degree in Nursing from University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix.

Linford joins Dr. Chris Stafford, a board-certified specialist in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine at the practice, located in Beaufort Memorial Okatie Medical Pavilion, 122 Okatie Center Blvd. To make an appointment with either provider, call Beaufort Memorial Pulmonary Specialists at 843-707-8040.

To learn more about lung and respiratory care available at Beaufort Memorial, visit BeaufortMemorial.org/LungCare.