Candace N. Meinen, DO
I find it a privilege to be allowed into my patients’ lives. My goal is to honor this privilege by providing the best care to each of my patients. I hope to be able to establish a long-term relationship with every patient based on mutual trust and communication.
Dr. Meinen chose to focus on sleep medicine because it is a critical part of all of our lives, yet often overlooked. Helping people improve their sleep and witnessing this transform their lives is what makes her passionate about sleep medicine. Dr. Meinen underwent sleep medicine training at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where she observed a spectrum of complicated sleep disorders, setting her up with an excellent knowledge base for moving into her own sleep practice.
Dr. Meinen enjoys educating and communicating with her patients and strives to always create a relationship, not just a diagnosis. She feels most satisfied when a patient returns to tell her how much better they feel now that they are being treated for their sleep disorder. She also enjoys teaching residents and being involved in the academic side of sleep medicine.
Dr. Meinen believes wellness is a huge part of life. Outside of work, she loves to practice yoga, jog, work in her garden, and read. She enjoys living in Portland because of the great outdoor activities, food, culture, and people.
Education & Honors
- Residency, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR, 2017
- Internship, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR, 2014
- DO, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ, 2014
- BS, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI, 2010
- Mayo Clinic "Going Above and Beyond" award
- Meinen, CN. Things that go "burp" in the night. AASM Case Book of Sleep Medicine. Accepted April 2018.
- Meinen, CN. Pseudo-status cataplecticus in narcolepsy type 1. JSCM. Accepted June 2018.
- Meinen, CN. Sleep Medicine as a Career Choice in US Residency Programs. Research Abstract. APSS. Baltimore, MD. Accepted February 2018.
- Meinen, CN. Kolla, B., Mansukahani, MP. Case 10: Wandering in the nursing home. Co-morbid Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders: A Clinical Case Book. Submitted Jan 2018.
- Meinen, CN. Kolla, B., Mansukahani, MP. Case 11: My Grandmother falls asleep watching TV. Is she depressed? Co-morbid Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders: A Clinical Case Book. Submitted Jan 2018.
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine