Medical Director: Steven R. Short, DO, FACP, FCCP, D-ABSM
Program Manager: Bob Kimbrell
Neuro-Diagnostics - EEG/Sleep Lab Coordinator: Barbara Stewart, RST, RPSGT
Nearly 12 million Americans between the ages of 30-60 suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most common sleep disorder. Symptoms can include snoring, breathing cessation, severe sleep fragmentation, poor concentration, memory loss, irritability, restless leg movement, periodic limb movement, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
The Sleep Lab at Geary Community Hospital is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Accreditation is granted after a rigorous on-site survey as well as the development of policies, procedures, and evaluation.
The Sleep Lab consists of three rooms outside the entrance to the Senior Health Center on the hospitalís second floor. One room houses the technician and the monitoring equipment. The others are sleep rooms for the patients.
Sleep studies are performed at night by a trained technician and evaluated by a physician soon afterwards. The standard test, which measures both physiological responses and body movements, requires that the patient sleep for at least six hours in the Sleep Lab. Other studies for disorders such as Narcolepsy might be performed during the day.
For patients that have been scheduled for a sleep study by the Sleep Lab staff, please click on the following link to download the patient questionnaire:
Sleep Lab Patient Questionnaire