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Houston Sleep & Neurology – About Us

Posted: July 8, 2016 at 7:15 am

Welcome to Houstons Sleep Medicine & Neurology Consultants, serving our patients ages 5 years and older. The staff of our practice includes specialists who care for the full range of Neurology and Sleep and Wake Disorders with over 30 years experience. Our specialty group is made up of board certified sleep specialists, board certified neurologists, and nurse practitioners that are dedicated to identifying and providing treatment recommendations for sleep disorders and neurological diseases, by working with patients and their referring physicians. Patients have a choice to follow-up with our staff or return to their own physician.

The goals of the Houston Sleep Medicine & Neurology Consultants are to improve both the quality of sleep and the quality of waking life. When difficulty with sleep at night or excessive sleepiness during the day begins to interfere with lifes functioning, an evaluation with a Board-Certified Sleep Specialist may be indicated.

Todd J. Swick, M.D., F.A.A.N., F.A.A.S.M., Medical Director

Sarah Aquilar, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Education: B.S.-State University of New York at Stony Brook M.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine

Internship/Residency: Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center-Medical, New York, New York; Medical Internship and Neurology Residency including Chief Resident in Neurology.

Board Status: Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (In Adult Neurology and the subspecialty of Sleep Medicine) and Board Certified by The American Board of Sleep Medicine.

Fellowship Status: Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Academic Appointments: Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Texas School of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Hospital Affiliations: North Cypress Medical Center, Medical Director, The Sleep Center at North Cypress Medical Center, Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

Medical Director: The Sleep Center at NCMC, Apnix Sleep Diagnostics; Memorial and Katy Sleep Centers; National Medical Advisory Board; Narcolepsy Network

1. Sleep/Wake Disorders: Narcolepsy, Diseases of excessive daytime sleepiness, Sleep Apnea Syndrome and all variants of sleep disordered breathing, Restless Legs Syndrome/Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep, Insomnia, Parasomnias (abnormal behavior during sleep including sexual behavior) Fibromyalgia, and Sleep Disorders secondary to chronic pain syndromes. Pediatric Sleep Disorders associated with ADD, ADHD, enlarged tonsils/adenoids and congenital disorders that result in sleep disordered breathing such as snoring and Sleep Apnea.

2. General Neurology: Epilepsy, Headache, Parkinsons disease, Dementia including Alzheimers Disease, Movement Disorders and Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) associated with sleep and wake disorders.

Dr. Todd Swick is one of the leading sleep specialists in Texas. He has served as the medical director of several of the only fully accredited sleep centers in Houston for the past twenty-five years. He is Board Certified in both Sleep Medicine and Neurology and has been involved in national and international research concerning sleep and wake disorders for over two decades. He has served as a medical-legal consultant on numerous cases involving neurology and sleep medicine throughout the United States. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this very new and exciting specialty of Sleep and Wake Disorders and shares his knowledge as a speaker, author and frequent guest on several television and radio shows that have played to both local and national audiences.

Education: BSN, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner-FNP), Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.

Experience: Registered Nurse and then Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Trained in Sleep Medicine and active sleep medicine practice for 5 years.

Insomnia; Sleep Apnea Syndrome, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep, Parasomnias, Disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness including Narcolepsy, Circadian Rhythm Disorders.

Houston Sleep & Neurology – About Us

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