National Sleep Awareness Week
is underway (March 2-8), and there’s no better time for the SIMED Sleep Center
to announce that it has formally received its second 5-year Accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
. This is the result of a thorough process including review of physician and technologist credentials, quality of our diagnostic studies and care of the patient during their stay.
SIMED Sleep Center is also now fully accredited for home testing. This is an “express” version of the overnight sleep study in which some, but not all, measures are taken to screen patients and determine if future testing and treatment is needed. Under the direction of Galina Bogorodskaya, MD
and a core of board certified sleep physicians representing Neurology
and Internal Medicine
, SIMED Sleep Center performs diagnostic testing to uncover such diverse ailments as sleep apnea, insomnia, incomplete REM sleep and other parasomnias including talking, walking and getting up to eat or use the restroom.
Medical journals and popular magazines like Men’s Health recently stepped forward to remind physicians and patients alike that untreated sleep disorders can worsen blood pressure, heart ailments, metabolic syndrome and obesity.
We test and care for patients upon referrals from physicians throughout the community as well as those whose employment entails a need to be alert and awake. SIMED Sleep Center teams up with First Care
and several local trucking/transportation companies to test and treat professional drivers who move freight, both locally and on the interstate.
For more information on SIMED Sleep Center, visit our page
or call Van Simmons, Division