Over 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorder. Professionals at our accredited sleep center diagnose and treat sleep disorders including: snoring, insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
We started doing Sleep Studies (Polysomnography) at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital in September of 2000. Initially we used a contract company that supplied the sleep techs, equipment and physician interpretation; we provided the rooms and did the scheduling and billing. This initial approach was wonderful and as our program continued to expand, we decided that we needed to create our own in-house sleep lab.We hired two Respiratory Therapists, one of which is also a Registered Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT), as well as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
We have a two bed sleep lab and we are currently doing two sleep studies a night, 6 days a week. We out source the scoring of the sleep studies and have a board certified sleep medicine physician to do our interpretations. Our turn around time from the date of the study to the report being sent to the referring physician is on average about 24 – 48 hours, except for weekends and holidays. For more information, please call 760-499-3766.