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The Cleveland Clinic find a doctor tool assists you in choosing a sleep specialist from our diverse pool of physicians and doctors, including those who specialize in sleep studies. Our primary goal as health care providers is to put our patients first through teamwork, clinical excellence and compassionate care. That begins with helping you find the right sleep disorder expert to lead you on your journey to better health and wellness.

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Loutfi Aboussouan, MD

Loutfi Aboussouan, MD

Aboussouan, Loutfi, MD

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Pulmonary Medicine

Specialties: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Asthma, Bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cough, Emphysema, Neuromuscular Disease more

Type of Doctor: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: American University of Beirut


Charles Bae, MD

Bae, Charles, MD

Location(s): Fairhill Sleep Disorders Center, Willoughby Hills Family Health Center, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Sleep Disorders Center

Specialties: Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Narcolepsy, Restless Legs Syndrome in Children and Adolescents, Sleep Apnea

Type of Doctor: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Atanase Craciun, MD

Atanase Craciun, MD

Craciun, Atanase, MD

Location(s): Solon Family Health Center, Independence Family Health Center

Department: Center for Regional Neurosciences

Specialties: Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Dementia, Headaches, Narcolepsy, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, Seizures more

Type of Doctor: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie

Ketan Deoras, MD

Ketan Deoras, MD

Deoras, Ketan, MD

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Hillcrest Hospital, Fairhill Sleep Disorders Center

Department: Sleep Disorders Center

Type of Doctor: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: University of Toledo College of Medicine

Ralph Downey, III, PhD

Ralph Downey, III, PhD

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Downey, III, Ralph, PhD

Location(s): Fairhill Sleep Disorders Center

Department: Sleep Disorders Center

Type of Doctor: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: University of California-Riverside



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What are advanced practice nurses?

Advance practiced nurses — also referred to as APNs — are clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners and registered nurses who have additional education (either certification or a master’s degree) and expertise in a specialty area or clinical practice. Working both independently and in collaboration with a physician, APNs are able to provide a wide variety of services for people who have sleep disorders.

You will be scheduled with an APN for visits including:

  • Routine annual visits
  • Completion of forms and letters of medical necessity
  • Sleep study results
  • Initiation of CPAP or BiPAP therapy
  • Evaluation of stimulant therapy
  • Review of medication and treatment plan
  • Prescription refills for controlled substances. (Please allow two weeks when requesting prescription refills by mail.)

How are APNs involved in your care?

APNs provide many health services including:

  • Health histories, procedures,assessments and exams
  • Interpretation of tests
  • Prescription of medications, within the guidelines of state laws
  • Coordination of outpatient care with home care services
  • Screening and referral for other health problems

What services do the APNs in the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center provide?

  • Patient and family education about sleep-related problems
  • Ongoing assessment and management of sleep disorder symptoms
  • Counseling on general health maintenance and wellness
  • Information about medications and monitoring side effects
  • Education in the use of CPAP and BiPAP therapies
  • Guidance in determining when change may be needed in the treatment plan
  • Administration and monitoring of medications according to treatment protocol
  • Coordination of outpatient care with home care services
  • Consultation to health team members as well as outside providers
  • Speaking at community programs about sleep-related topics

What should you do when a problem arises?

You may reach the doctor’s office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After business hours, on weekends or holidays call a Cleveland Clinic operator at 216.444.2200 or toll-free 800.CCF.CARE (800.223.2273) to speak with an experienced professional.


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