FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tina L. Pugliese, APR
October 8, 2015
David C. Brodner, MD, Named Medical Director of Sleep Lab at Good Samaritan Medical Center
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida—David C. Brodner, MD, was recently named Medical Director of the Sleep Laboratory at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach. He is charged with providing oversight of the day-to-day operations, as well as interpreting sleep studies and managing patients. Dr. Brodner is revamping the Sleep Medicine program at Good Samaritan to include faster turnaround of results, improved report readability, CPAP support groups, and provision of home sleep studies. Dr. Brodner has also established a VIP Sleep program to allow primary care physicians and specialists to not only have their patients tested at the lab, but then, also managed by Dr. Brodner, to ensure proper treatment and compliance.
Dr. Brodner was the first specialist in Palm Beach County to earn Board Certification in both Sleep Medicine and Otolaryngology. He founded The Center for Sinus, Allergy, and Sleep Wellness in 2009 to offer the latest minimally invasive therapies for sinus headache, sinus infections, allergy testing and treatment, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and insomnia.
Good Samaritan’s Sleep Lab provides a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating adult sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, jet lag, shift work disorder, and narcolepsy. Dr. Brodner has assembled a multidisciplinary team of sleep specialists including neurologists, pulmonologists, oral/maxillofacial surgeons, and cognitive-behavioral therapists.
A common and potentially serious problem still exists today — though many patients are tested, they never receive the specific treatment their sleep disorder requires or are not offered the support to allow them to maintain compliance. “Awareness of the important relationship between healthy sleep and healthier patients has increased over the past few years,” notes Dr. Brodner. “Physicians have the best intentions when they send their patients for sleep testing; however, they often do not have the capacity to provide the necessary treatment and follow-up that their patient requires to resolve the sleep disorder. This is where I, and the sleep team at Good Samaritan, come into play. By offering all of the latest treatment options, high-tech compliance monitoring, and a multi-disciplinary approach, we ensure each patient receives the maximum opportunity to resolve their disordered sleep.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems. Sleep deprivation is associated with injuries and chronic diseases including related heart attacks, strokes, and mental illness; poor quality of life; increased health care costs; and lost work productivity. Sleep problems are critically under-addressed contributors to certain chronic conditions, including obesity, cardiac disease and depression.
Dr. Brodner also continues his practice at The Center for Sinus, Allergy and Sleep Wellness in Boynton Beach, Florida.