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Sleep studies for pediatric patients now offered at Center for Sleep Disorders at Skagit Valley Hospital

Male doctor helps boy patient put on CPAP machine.

Effective August 21, 2023, Sleep Medicine at Skagit Regional Health (SRH) began accepting pediatric patients between the ages of 12 to 17 years old for sleep studies

The sleep medicine team has been preparing the department for this change for more than one year. New equipment was ordered and staff and provider training was conducted. Because sleep medicine requires a multidisciplinary approach, other departments such as Ear, Nose and Throat and Pediatrics were also involved.

SRH providers Allan M. Damian, MD and Thea Anderson, ARNP are set up to conduct pediatric sleep studies at the Center for Sleep Disorders at Skagit Valley Hospital. They will provide care for the whole spectrum of sleep disorders in children which includes obstructive sleep apnea, circadian rhythm disorders, parasomnias, narcolepsy, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, restless sleep disorder and more. The program is accredited through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

“Sleep disorders lead to dysfunction in adults,” said Dr. Damian. “In children, these dysfunctions can lead to maladaptive behaviors and can impact development. This is why we are committed to offering pediatric sleep studies to our community.”

To learn more about our sleep medicine services at Skagit Regional Health, including sleep studies at our Center for Sleep Disorders, please contact one of our team members at 360-428-2550.