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Sleep-disorder diagnosis coming to Parkview

Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thanks to a grant of more than $93,000 from the Parkview Huntington Foundation, testing will be available in 2011 at Parkview Huntington Hospital to diagnose a variety of sleep disorders.

The two-bed, state-of-the-art Sleep Center, which will be fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, will be located in Suite 110 of the John B. Kay Medical Office Building on the Parkview Huntington Hospital campus.

Srinivasan Devanathan, MD, of Parkview Sleep Medicine, a member of Parkview Physicians’ Group, is a pulmonologist credentialed in sleep studies. Dr. Devanathan will diagnose and treat patients with sleep disorders on an outpatient basis. He will see patients twice a month, with full-day schedules for consultations and follow-up.

“Dr. Devanathan shared an exciting vision for the program with the Foundation at a board meeting recently, and it received unanimous support in return,” said Darlene Garrett, Parkview Huntington Hospital chief operating officer. “I am extremely grateful to the Foundation board for its generosity. This new service enhances our ability to provide healthcare needs right here in our own community.”

“The generosity of those who have supported the Parkview Huntington Foundation over the years has made this gift possible,” added Ruth Marsh, Parkview Huntington Foundation board of directors’ chair. “The funding is a major commitment by the Foundation and will be an important step forward for Parkview Huntington Hospital, providing a new aspect of medical care for the people it serves.”

Quality sleep has a tremendous impact on general health, with untreated sleep problems increasing a person’s risk for high blood pressure and stroke, according to the American Sleep Association. Results from sleep studies and other medical tests help physicians diagnose sleep disorders, the most common being insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy.

A physician’s referral will be required for the sleep studies and equipment offered, such as:

* Polysomnogram
* Multiple sleep latency test
* Maintenance of wakefulness test
* Home-based portable monitor

Additional information on the availability of the new service will be forthcoming as renovations to accommodate the Sleep Center near completion