The Sleep Center at Ketchikan Medical Center
If you snore, have general fatigue, daytime sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, morning headaches, depression or memory problems, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder.
Get The Sleep You Need To Stay Healthy & Happy
The Sleep Center at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center will help you get the sleep you need to improve your health. The Sleep Center strictly adheres to the standards established by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Eye-opening Facts About Sleep
- More than 75% of our population complains about sleep problems, yet only about 10% receive treatment.
- In the U.S., studies reveal that 800,000 auto accidents per year are related to poor sleep, with 1,400 lives lost.
- Individuals with untreated sleep apnea perform as poorly on reaction time tests as legally intoxicated individuals.
- Americans spend $900 million per year on sleep-related medications, risking heart attacks, strokes and diabetes because of sleep disorders.
We Can Help
You can overcome your sleep problems. First, see your primary care physician. If they refer you to the Sleep Center, you will meet with one of our board certified sleep specialists who will determine if a sleep study is warranted.
What's It Like To Participate In A Sleep Study?
You arrive at the Sleep Center in the evening for an overnight sleep study. Small sensors are attached to your body that send signals about heart rates and rhythm, brain waves, muscle, eye, abdominal and chest movements, oxygen saturation and breathing from the nose and mouth. Then you sleep.
Through the night readings are recorded by a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), who monitors your movements and behaviors during sleep.
You are awakened and released early the next morning so you are able to meet your work or daytime commitments.
What Happens After The Sleep Study Is Completed?
A board-certified sleep disorder physician will read and evaluate your sleep study. If they determine you have a sleep disorder, they will work with you and your primary care physician to design a treatment program. It’s easy.
That’s why more people are choosing to do something about their sleep problems. You can too!
Meet The Staff
Our experienced team of specialists are directed by board-certified sleep disorder physicians:
- Donald Berry, M.D., Pulmonology/Critical Care, Board-certified sleep disorder physician.
- Kelvin Lam, M.D., Pulmonology/Critical Care, Board-certified sleep disorder physician.
- David Morison, M.D., Pulmonology/Critical Care, Board-certified sleep disorder physician.
- Stuart Thorson, M.D., Pulmonology/Critical Care, Board-certified sleep disorder physician.
All Sleep Center services and treatments are provided through a state-of-the-art sleep lab located within PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.
Diagnostic testing and treatment for the majority of sleep disorders is covered by insurance. Check with your insurance provider for details on your specific coverage.
The Sleep Center
3100 Tongass Ave.
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (907) 228-7649
Fax: (907) 228-8424
Email: Mike Matthews