Santa Rosa Medical Center Opens the Santa Rosa Sleep Disorders Center

Published on February 18, 2013 with No Comments

Santa Rosa Medical Center this week announced the opening of its Santa Rosa Sleep Disorders Center, under the direction of Asser El-Atfy, M.D.

Dr. El-Atfy is board certified in pulmonary medicine, critical care and sleep medicine.

The Santa Rosa Sleep Disorders Center is located on the Santa Rosa Medical Center campus in the Medical Office Building at 5992 Berryhill Road, Suite 204 in Milton, and is equipped for the diagnosis of sleep disorders in a safe, comfortable, hotel-like setting.

“According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 70 million people in the United States are affected by a sleep disorder.  Whether the problems are chronic or intermittent, the overwhelming majority of sleep disorders remain undiagnosed and untreated.  We are proud to offer our new facility to Santa Rosans, so they have a place to come to address their sleep problems,” said Santa Rosa Medical Center CEO Phillip Wright.

Symptoms of a sleep disorder include snoring, daytime sleepiness, choking or gasping during sleep, morning headaches and pauses in breathing during sleep.   Those with a history of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, weight gain or obesity, and morning headaches are at a higher risk for having or developing a sleep disorder.  Left untreated, patients are at a greater risk for stroke and heart disease.  Recent studies have shown that those who sleep more weigh less.

Treatment begins with a referral from your physician for a sleep study.

Polysomnography (sleep study) measures several channels of information including respiratory rate, oxygen level, brain waves and leg movements.

Results are reviewed by Dr. El-Atfy, and reports are provided back to the referring physician.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our Santa Rosa Sleep Disorders Center office at 877-232-2717.

Santa Rosa Medical Center is a full service 129-bed modern hospital facility. Located on Berryhill Road in Milton. With nearly 400 associates, more than 100 volunteers and more than 100 physicians on staff Santa Rosa Medical Center is well equipped to meet all of your healthcare needs.

Most recently Santa Rosa Medical Center was recognized for a second year in a row by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer.  Santa Rosa Medical Center is one of only 244 facilities nationwide to receive this distinction for the last two years.

Also part of the Santa Rosa Medical Center family is the Santa Rosa Medical Group.  Santa Rosa Medical Group consists of family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, urogynecology, neurology, pulmonology and general surgery practices as well as our walk-in and occupational health clinics.

 

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