Sleep Medicine

About

Comprehensive Sleep Evaluations and Follow-Up Care
Nationally Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

It Shouldn’t Be Hard Work to Get a Good Night’s Sleep.

Nearly 70 million people in America suffer from a sleep problem. Up to 80% of sleep apnea sufferers have yet to be diagnosed. Untreated sleep disorders and sleep deprivation are estimated to cost Americans 100 billion dollars each year. An estimated 1,000,000 police-reported accidents, 1,550 fatalities, and 71,000 injuries were caused from drowsy drivers.

Normal sleep is a restorative process that allows a person to live a healthy, productive life. Suffering from a sleep disorder can be dibilitating. Studies have shown links between sleep apnea, heart disease, diabetes, and other metabolic disease.

The Oregon Clinic's Sleep Medicine Specialty has a nationally prominent team of pulmonary physicians and neurologists with expertise in evaluating and treating patients with a wide variety of sleep related illnesses and disorders.

**Note: BRIDGES will be cancelled October 27th and November 24th***

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Team

We work as a team to provide continued care and understanding of these illnesses, including offering on-site diagnostic and imaging services for creating a treatment plan and diagnosing these health issues. We are committed to staffing the sleep center with well-qualified, dedicated staff that maintain the highest level of patient care and physician-directed treatment.

In a manner consistent with the recommendation of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, all patients referred for sleep testing will be provided a comprehensive sleep evaluation by one of our physicians, followed by appropriate testing and treatment, which may include polysomnography.
 

Our Sleep Center Staff

Shannon Halstrom
Sleep Center Clinic Manager

Diane Kaarto
Polysomnographic 
Technologist

Kirk Leder
Polysomnographic 
Technologist

Keturah Meyer
Polysomnographic 
Technologist

 

Brittany West
Office Support

Joshua White
Polysomnographic 
Technologist

 

 

Our Providers

Brittany West

Office Support

Areas of Focus:
Thoracic Oncology, Pleural Disease, Complex Sleep Disorders, Advanced Interventional Pulmonary Procedures
Areas of Focus:
Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Complex Sleep Disorders
Areas of Focus:
Asthma, Chronic Cough, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Critical Care Medicine, Lung Cancer, Lung Nodules, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Insomnia
Areas of Focus:
General Pulmonary Medicine, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Areas of Focus:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, Chronic Cough, Evaluation of Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath), Sleep Apnea
Areas of Focus:
Critical Care Medicine, Advanced Interventional Brochoscopic Procedures
Areas of Focus:
Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Cough, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea
Areas of Focus:
Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Sleep Disorders
Areas of Focus:
Chronic Respiratory Failure, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Sleep Apnea, Evaluation of Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Areas of Focus:
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Lung Nodules, Pleural Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Sleep Apnea
Areas of Focus:
Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Narcolepsy Movement Disorders of Sleep, Parasomnias
Areas of Focus:
Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Cough, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea
Areas of Focus:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Interventional Bronchoscopy, Asthma, Lung Nodules
Areas of Focus:
Insomnia, Narcolepsy & Diseases of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Neurological Diseases, Parasomnias, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Apnea
Areas of Focus:
Venous Thromboembolic Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Fibrosis
Areas of Focus:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Asthma, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Critical Care Medicine, Evaluation of Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath), Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Cancer, Sleep Apnea
Areas of Focus:
Sleep Disorders
Areas of Focus:
Thoracic Oncology, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Sarcoidosis
Areas of Focus:
Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Cough, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Disorders
Areas of Focus:
Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Parasomnias, Restless Leg Syndrome, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS)

Services


Our four sleep study rooms are equipped with private baths, flat panel TVs, and DVD players.

Sleep Medicine is a medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders. Due to advances in the science of Sleep Medicine, help can be found for those who suffer from bad sleep and other associated conditions that affect the respiratory system, specifically diseases of the lungs and associated organs.

Our physicians are dedicated to the practice of evidence-based medicine with special attention to the highest quality of care for patients. We believe the relationship between patients and the sleep specialist is important. In accordance with AASM guidelines, all patients are seen in consultation prior to any diagnostic testing. Our four bed state-of-the-art sleep center is conveniently located within our clinic. Rooms are equipped with private baths, flat panel TVs and DVD players.

Our professional services include:

Common Sleep Disorders:
  • Insomnia
  • Parasomnias
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
  • Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Sleep Apnea in other conditions
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS)
  • Snoring
Diagnostic and Treatment Services
  • Attended Polysomnography (PSG)
  • CPAP/BPAP/ASV/AVAPS Titration
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
  • Home Sleep Testing (HST)
 
Appointments with sleep technologists are available to assist patients with PAP therapy issues.

FAQ

How can I sleep with all of the sensors on?

Most people sleep reasonably well. The doctor is looking to obtain a sample of your sleep pattern. Your movements will not be inhibited and you will be able to change positions if needed. We strive to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Why do I have to see a doctor before I have a sleep study?

All new patients are scheduled to see a physician prior to any tests being ordered. This ensures that each patient is fully evaluated for any sleep disorders that may be occurring. At the initial consultation, it gives you an opportunity to get acquainted with our office, the location, and tour the sleep center. All of these activities will help you feel more comfortable during your sleep study.

What time will the study be over?

Typically the study will end between 6am to 7am. In certain circumstances, special accommodations are made for people who sleep during the day or work late into the night. This should be discussed with your sleep physician and our scheduling team so that we can arrange to meet your specific situation.

How long will it take to get the results of my sleep study?

Follow up appointments are generally scheduled with your sleep physician or nurse practitioner one week following your sleep study. In some circumstances your provider may call you by phone to go over the results of your study. If you don’t receive results within 10 days, call the Sleep Center.

Why do I need to have another sleep study?

Often times a second sleep study is ordered by your physician so that a titration with CPAP or BPAP can be performed. Although some individuals will have what’s called a split night study during which the second half of the night CPAP is applied. If you do not have a split night study it does not mean that you don’t have sleep apnea--it simply means that the physician needs to interpret the study before making further recommendations.

Is the sleep study covered by insurance?

Sleep studies are covered by insurance. Individual deductibles and coverage varies. You should call your insurance company directly and ask what your specific plan coverage is. We will verify insurance benefits and obtain authorization if necessary at the time your sleep study is scheduled.

Resources

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Companies

Contact your DME company if you:

  • Need replacement PAP therapy supplies
  • Are experiencing discomfort from your current mask
  • Are having difficulties tolerating your prescribed pressure

Apria Healthcare

  • 1-888-492-7742

Lincare

  • Portland 1-503-624-8884
  • Vancouver 1-360-993-5011

Norco Medical 

  • Portland 1-503-288-8172
  • Vancouver 1-360-859-4018

NW Medical

  • 1-800-367-6963

Providence Home Services

  • 1-503-215-4663