Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is pleased to welcome Brigham and Women’s Sleep Medicine and Endocrinology Center. The new practice incorporates Sleep Medicine, General Endocrinology, the Diabetes Program and the Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery into one suite, located on the fifth floor at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.
Sleep Medicine (including providers from both Neurology and Medicine) and General Endocrinology services have long been available at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, but housed in separate suites. The Diabetes Program and the Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery are new to Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Combining the four areas allows patients one stop shopping. Also in the suite is a registered dietitian and a vendor who maintains continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines and bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines for sleep apnea patients.
“With multiple specialties in one suite, patients will find several benefits,” says BWFH’s Chief of Medicine Scott Schissel, MD, PhD. “We have many patients with diabetes and sleep apnea as a result of obesity. These patients will find what they need to manage their health at Brigham and Women’s Sleep Medicine and Endocrinology Center. For example, a patient with diabetes can see the experts at the Diabetes Program or a general endocrinologist and, if they are also overweight, they can be seamlessly referred to the Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery. In addition, their being overweight may very well be a contributing factor to them having sleep apnea and they may need to see a sleep specialist. We are very pleased to now offer a patient-centered model of care across several specialties in one convenient location.”
To make an appointment with Brigham and Women's Sleep Medicine and Endocrinology Center at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, call 617-983-7500.
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