Sleep Disorders Centers
Abington has one of the larger sleep disorders programs in the Delaware Valley, with locations at the main campus in Abington, the Abington Health Center — Schilling Campus in Willow Grove, and a new Bucks County location at Abington Health Center — Warminster.
Last year, more than 1800 patients were evaluated at our Sleep Disorders Center, which was recognized as a center of excellence by Philadelphia Magazine in 2008.
Q: What sets the Bucks facility apart as a destination for sleep problems?
A: This completely new sleep center is distinctive in the design of its rooms, with hotel-like amenities: flat-panel TV screens; queensized, fully adjustable beds; light-attenuating shades; special consideration to ensure a quiet and restful night's sleep; and private bathrooms in each room.
Q: Do you perform pediatric sleep studies?
A: Yes, we offer one of the few pediatric sleep labs in the region, with rooms specially designed for children at the Willow Grove Center. Pediatric rooms also accommodate parent beds, offering greater comfortfor our younger patients. Dr. Jacqueline Genova, pediatric sleep specialist, helps treat the unique needs of children with sleep disorders. In addition to the specialists in our multidisciplinary department, we also consult with ENT surgeons and dentists to further decipher sleep problems in certain individuals.
Q: What treatments does Abington offer its patients with sleep disorders?
A: Abington offers comprehensive sleep studies tailored specifically to the needs of the patient. We treat a wide variety of sleep disorders including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs, insomnia and many others disorders. In our sleep studies, we use a broad variety of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) masks so each patient can be fitted for optimum comfort and accurate diagnosis. Our labs are staffed with six physicians, eight technicians and a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner who offers consultative follow-up care. We also can provide daytime sleep studies for those on a nontraditional sleep schedule, such as shift workers.
Q: How does Abington's Sleep Disorders Center work with primary care physicians (PCPs)?
A: Our full reports include a comprehensive analysis of our findings and recommendations. A preliminary report is generally available within a few days. These detailed reports are designed to keep the PCP fully informed, so the patient can benefit from the combined strength of the sleep study findings and the PCP's knowledge of and familiarity with the patient's overall health.
Our renowned, comprehensive, high-quality testing services offer evaluations for patients at any of our convenient locations:
- Abington Hospital (1200 Old York Road, Abington)
- Abington Health Center — Schilling Campus (Suite 510, Pennwood Building, 2500 Maryland Road, Willow Grove)
- Abington Health Center — Warminster Campus (225 Newtown Road, Warminster)
- Blue Bell - Abington Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates, Ltd.
Suite 201, 686 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
It's estimated that more than one-third of Americans suffer some form of sleeplessness, such as insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy and more. For more information about all our services, visit www.amh.org/brain or call us at 215-481-2226.