Quality of care and dedication to excellence are essential characteristics to achieve the most successful outcome in patient care and satisfaction. Dedication to quality begins with the physicians who oversee and direct patient care. Their philosophy must encompass, first and foremost, the patient’s best personal interests and concerns. To achieve this, physicians must be trained at the highest level, be genuinely interested in achieving the best health outcome for their patients, follow the highest ethical standards of care, and be dedicated to excellence at all levels, including the dedication of well-trained nurses, technicians and other support staff.
Sleep Medicine is a field where it is more difficult than other fields of medicine to find quality care, largely because it is a new specialty where most physicians who are board certified in the field have not undergone a formal fellowship training dedicated to Sleep Medicine. Indeed, most people do not realize that the field of Sleep Medicine is one of the youngest fields of medicine today. The term "Sleep Medicine" was not even seen in the medical literature until the 1980’s. The explosion of growth for the field of Sleep Medicine, however, has also lead to some “growing pains” in that even the definition of "sleep medicine," let alone the delivery of care, can vary widely from one clinic to another, unlike other fields of medicine. For example, many sleep clinics tend to only focus on obstructive sleep apnea, with little interest in other sleep disorders.
At the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute, we are dedicated to delivering comprehensive Sleep Medicine care, and we seek to exceed the highest standards of quality care. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders.