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George Regional Hospital Welcomes Sleep Medicine Specialist

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Sleep Center opened its doors in 2016 and continues to help those who struggle with sleep issues. “Our Sleep Center is growing and in order to provide our patients with the best standard of care, we have added a Sleep Medicine Specialist,” states Karen Saussy, BSHA-Ed, RRT, Director of Cardiopulmonary. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Michael Darin who is Board Certified in Sleep Medicine, Pulmonology, and Critical Care.”

Dr. Darin received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency and sleep medicine fellowship at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Darin is passionate about sleep medicine and excited to provide his services to our community. He treats all types of sleep disorders including narcolepsy, insomnia, and shift work sleep disorders.

The average person often sacrifices sleep in order to meet the demands in their busy lives. The result is sleep deprivation which can negatively affect one’s overall health and quality of life. Serious health conditions can also arise when a person doesn’t get the sleep their body needs. Sleep apnea, for example, can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and heart attack. “Sleep is important to a person’s overall health,” adds Saussy. “We see so many people struggling with serious health conditions that are a direct result of a sleep disorder.”

The Sleep Center offers sleep studies, which is a painless series of tests performed in an overnight setting that evaluate an individual’s sleep patterns to determine if they have a sleep disorder. Located inside George Regional Hospital, the Sleep Center provides professional consultation, diagnostic, and treatment services for all types of sleep disorders. Sleep studies are by physician order. If you feel you may be suffering from a sleep disorder, talk to your doctor about the benefits of a sleep study. For more information about the Sleep Center at George Regional Hospital, please call 601-673-6319.