The Sleep Disorders Center offers a full range of diagnostic services to identify and treat disorders that prevent healthy, regular sleep. Our specially trained professionals offer consultations and sleep studies in comfortable, home-like environments using specialized equipment and technology to accurately diagnose sleep problems and recommend the correct treatment.
Specialties & Services
We offer a full range of medical services to identify and treat disorders that prevent healthy, regular sleep:
- Sleep apnea
- Restless legs syndrome
- Children's sleep disorders
We are Nationally Accredited
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) offers accreditation as a demonstration that a sleep center has met all standards set by the AASM, such as employing skilled and qualified staff, creating a clean and comfortable environment, developing a quality assurance plan, and adhering to evidence-based practice parameters. An accredited sleep disorders program is a significant resource to the medical community and to the public. Accreditation by the AASM assures quality patient care through comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatment.
The first step toward better sleep is an office consultation with one of our sleep specialists. At this appointment, we will explore your symptoms, sleep and medical history, and other factors that may be contributing to your sleep disturbances.
A comprehensive sleep study, or polysomnogram, is the next step for many of our patients. Polysomnograms are usually performed in a sleep laboratory. The lab resembles a bedroom. Your sleeping patterns are monitored during sleep through the use of masks and other specialized equipment that can be connected to your body using a special adhesive. The sleep study helps us diagnose your sleep disorder and determine the correct course of treatment. At times, a sleep study will be done at your home instead of at the center.
Before Your Sleep Study
What Do I Bring to the Sleep Study?
We want you to be comfortable, so bring what you normally wear while you sleep or bring comfortable, loose fitting clothes, as well as pillows, books, stuffed animals, and any other personal sleep items. We encourage children to bring their own stuffed animals or blankets.
Can I Have a Visitor During the Study?
Children must have one parent present during the sleep study. Adults may not have visitors unless specified by the provider.
Treatment During a Sleep Study
During the sleep study you may require some treatment, such as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP. CPAP involves fitting a soft mask over your nose and/or mouth. The mask is connected to a special air compressor that provides a steady flow of air to keep the airway open during sleep. The air pressure is adjusted to provide the best results for you.
Discharge and Follow Up
For many patients, the use of a CPAP machine is a prescription that provides lifelong benefits of significantly better sleep and health. Please follow this prescription and any other specific medical orders given by your physician.
You can get the prescribed CPAP equipment from a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) company. Please consult your insurance company for DME companies that are covered by your insurance.
Once your treatment has started, you will have annual follow-up visits with your sleep specialist.
Sleep Disorders Center Providers
Our medical staff is supported by a team of nurses, medical assistants, sleep technologists, sleep technicians, respiratory therapists, and clerical staff who are dedicated to helping you sleep better.
- Richard Boxer, MD
- Bruce Miller, MD, Medical Director
- Richard Seligman, MD
- Fouad Reda, MD
- Lana Wagner, MD
- Susan Anderson, PA-C
- Bettina Pangan, MSN, CFNP
- Judith Gillum, MSN, CNP
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