Dr. John Haapaniemi
Dr. Hassan Makki
Dr. Thomas Piskorowski
 

Physicians and staff at The Center for Respiratory and Sleep Disorders care for patients with sleep and respiratory problems.


Our board certified physicians diagnose and treat all adult lung and sleep disorders, and participate in the care of pediatric patients with sleep problems.

To schedule a consultation, please call 248.465.9253 (WAKE)

ABOUT US

Accreditation

The Center for Respiratory and Sleep Disorders has received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The AASM is a professional organization dedicated to assuring quality care for patients with sleep disorders, promoting the advancement of sleep research, and providing public and professional education. An accredited sleep disorders program is a significant resource to the local medical community and public. Accreditation by the AASM assures quality patient care through comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatment.

AASM accreditation is the gold standard by which other organizations and companies evaluate sleep programs. This is reflected by the fact that in many states insurance companies require sleep studies to be conducted only at an AASM accredited facility.

To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional quality health as designated by the Academy. This process involves a detailed inspection of a center's facility and staff including employing skilled and qualified staff, creating and maintaining a clean and comfortable environment, developing and maintaining a quality assurance plan, and adhering to evidence-based practice parameters. Additionally, the facility's goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.

What About Other Sleep Laboratories?

Any physician can open and own a sleep lab, whether or not they have training in sleep medicine and without certification by an accrediting body. Some physicians who claim to be sleep specialists may have no formal fellowship training in sleep medicine, or training which occurred during a short several day course. While some non- accredited laboratories provided excellent service, we believe that patients should ask the following questions before using any sleep facility for their medical care:

• "Is the laboratory accredited by the AASM? If not, why not?

• "Will my sleep evaluation be coordinated by a board certified sleep physician? If not, why not?

• "Will I be seen by a physician who has formal fellowship training in sleep medicine? If not, why not?

• "How many years of formal sleep medicine specialty practice do the physicians in your facility have?

• "Will the physician who interprets my sleep study actually review the complete study?

• "Has the physician who will interpret my sleep study ever received formal sleep training during a fellowship program?

A list of accredited sleep centers and board certified sleep physicians is available on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine web site: www.aasmnet.org.

 
 

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