What Sets our Sleep Team apart?
Comprehensive Evaluations and Targeted, Personalized Care: Our center’s collaborative structure allows experienced UR Medicine doctors from multiple departments to communicate with each other about patients, and to address coexisting medical conditions that a patient might present with.
Helping Patients Navigate a Complex Condition: There are several types of physicians who treat sleep conditions, so knowing where to start can be hard sometimes. As new technology is constantly emerging to address sleep disorders, we guide patients to find the solution that works best for them. We are here to simplify the process for patients patients by connecting them with the correct care. We are both patient-friendly and referring provider-friendly.
Expert Providers from Multiple Fields: Each of our sleep care team members at UR Medicine offers unique sleep-related expertise. Our team is made up of trusted providers, who are among the most experienced sleep specialists and surgeons in the region. The Sleep Medicine department also has a devoted team of CPAP specialists who help our patients adjust to using the device. Several teams at UR Medicine collaborate to provide care for sleep conditions, including:
Active Educational & Research Programs: Departments involved in the Sleep Center are committed to excellence in research and education. The Sleep Center hosts a robust sleep disorders fellowship, and trainees from all medical specialties learn from nationally recognized experts in sleep medicine. Several otolaryngology faculty members and residents have also been involved in research on obstructive sleep apnea in children and adults. In addition, enrollment in clinical trials is ongoing.
Care for the Body and Mind: The Sleep Center is home to a behavioral sleep medicine program, where patients with can work with a licensed mental health professional for treatment of insomnia. This program is based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This is an approach that helps you change actions or thoughts that contribute to your sleeping difficulties. It is a program that develops healthy sleep patterns, without the use of medications.