SERVICES Sleep Medicine MarcusDaly Sleep Center Zo'An Dowdle, RPSGT, left, and Rolf Holle, MD, of MarcusDaly Sleep Center, with accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 6 | MDMH.ORG Every day, more people are realizing that sleep disorders can be treated. According to The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, one in four people over 50 have sleep apnea. Clinical studies have shown that if sleep disorders are diagnosed and properly treated there is a direct result in prevention of heart attack, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and unpleasant menopausal symptoms. Over the past decade, physicians and patients have been learning and experiencing the value of diagnosing sleep disorders. Sleep disorders which are diagnosed can be treated. Proper treatment reduces hospitalizations and future illnesses, lowers healthcare costs and improves quality of life. “At MarcusDaly Sleep Center patient satisfaction is at an all-time high and the reasons are simple; each sleep problem is treated uniquely, we treat the whole person and pay attention to detail. This really pays off. The results have caused rapid growth in service,” said Dr. Rolf Holle. The MarcusDaly Sleep Center has been open since April 2011, and has exceeded its growth goals. On average there are 25 sleep studies and up to 40 patient consultations a month. In addition, MarcusDaly Sleep Center in Hamilton recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates MarcusDaly Sleep Center on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Sam Fleishman, AASM president. “MarcusDaly Sleep Center is a significant resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.” Receiving the accreditation substantiates the quality of service delivered and ensures that most insurance companies will cover the treatment. “The accreditation process is very comprehensive and rigorous and must be maintained,” said Dr. Holle. “Teamwork is necessary to ensure that policy, procedures, and patient needs are met, but I am especially proud of Zo'An Dowdle, Clinical Manager, who was instrumental in us achieving this accreditation.” According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep and over 40 million United States citizens have a sleep disorder. This is estimated to cost United States employers approximately $18 billion in lost productivity due to sleep loss issues. If you or a loved one is not getting enough sleep and or has one or more of the signs and or symptoms, please ask your physician about sleep medicine and the MarcusDaly Sleep Center.
SERVICES Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea: • Snoring, interrupted by pauses in breathing • Gasping or choking during sleep • Restless Sleep • Excessive sleepiness or fatigue during the day • Large neck size (greater than 17” in men; greater than 16” in women) • Crowded airway • Sexual dysfunction • Frequent urination at night • Poor judgment or concentration • Irritability • Memory loss • High blood pressure • Depression • Obesity • Morning headache "The sleep center is like a wonderful hotel and conveniently located right in Hamilton. The staff focuses on you, makes sure you are comfortable and calm, and Dr. Holle takes the time you need, answers your questions and is a really nice guy." - Ruth Estes Let MarcusDaly Sleep Center help you get better rest. Call for an appointment 375.4801 Zo'An Dowdle, Clinical Manager, (left) with patient Ruth Estes. HEALTHLINES | WINTER 2012 | 7