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Contact: Meghan Giegling
Parkway SleepHealth Centers Earns BBB Accreditation
Parkway SleepHealth Centers is Committed to BBB’s Standards for Trust
This week, Parkway SleepHealth Centers announced its recent accreditation by Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina. As a BBB Accredited Business, Parkway SleepHealth Centers is dedicated to promoting trust in the marketplace.
“We are proud to have met BBB’s high standards and we are excited to be part of an organization that exists so consumers and businesses alike have an unbiased source to guide them on matters of trust,” said General Manager Meghan Giegling. “BBB Accreditation gives our customers confidence in our commitment to maintaining high ethical standards of conduct.”
BBB Accredited Businesses must adhere to BBB’s “Standards for Trust,” a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and best practices representing trustworthiness in the marketplace. The standards call for building trust, embodying integrity, advertising honestly, telling the truth, being transparent, honoring promises, being responsive and safeguarding privacy.
When dealing with a BBB Accredited Business the consumer has peace of mind knowing that they are dealing with an honest organization that is accountable to its clients.
For additional information regarding BBB Accreditation, visit easternnc.bbb.org.
About Parkway SleepHealth Centers:
Parkway SleepHealth Centers is a comprehensive sleep health center. Parkway provides consultations with Board Certified sleep physicians, diagnostic testing, and treatment services for more than 80 sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and insomnia. Parkway SleepHealth Centers is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
About BBB serving Eastern North Carolina:
Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation serving 33 counties in eastern North Carolina. The organization is funded primarily by BBB Accredited Business fees from more than 3,000 local businesses and professional firms. BBB promotes integrity, consumer confidence and business ethics through business self-regulation in the local marketplace. Services provided by BBB include reports on companies and charitable organizations, general monitoring of advertising in the marketplace, consumer/business education programs and dispute resolution services. All services are provided at no cost to the public, with the occasional exception of mediation and arbitration. Visit bbb.org.
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CONTACT: KHALEEL M AHMED, MD
Parkway SleepHealth Centers in Cary Receives Program Accreditation
CARY, NC – Parkway SleepHealth Centers in Cary recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Parkway SleepHealth Centers on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Nancy Collop, AASM president. “The Parkway SleepHealth Centers is a significant resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.”
To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. The accreditation process involves detailed inspection of a center’s facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts, and physician training. 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.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine currently accredits more than 2,200 sleep medicine centers and laboratories across the country.
The Parkway SleepHealth Centers is directed by Khaleel M Ahmed, MD, and is located at 130 Preston Executive Dr., Suite 100, 101, 102.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is a professional medical society for clinicians, researchers, and other health care providers in the field of sleep medicine. As the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers and labs, the AASM is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research.
Exclusive Availability of Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy
Cary-Based Company is Sole Provider of Innovative Treamtent in Eastern North Carolina
Parkway SleepHealth Centers is proud to announce it has been chosen as the exclusive regional distributor for Provent, a popular new clinically proven treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.
Hailed as a breakthrough alternative to CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), a common and effective — yet somewhat unpopular — treatment for sleep apnea, Provent therapy uses a proprietary MicroValve design to build a positive pressure in the airway when patients exhale, keeping it consistently open. The Provent device is comprised of a small, discreet strip attaching over the nostrils with a hypoallergenic adhesive and is disposable.
“As an alternative to traditional CPAP therapy, sleep apnea sufferers can now use Provent, which is great news for the roughly 20% of CPAP users who are unsuccessful with the therapy,” Donna Manjorin, LPN, RPSGT, Practice Director for Parkway SleepHealth Centers said.
Manjorin explained that with the lack of any need for tubes, masks, or bulky CPAP machines running all night next to a patient’s bed, Provent therapy is much less cumbersome and attractive to sleep apnea patients and their sleep partners. The simplicity of the device is also much more convenient to patients when traveling versus dragging along a CPAP machine, she added.
“If a patient is somewhere without electricity, like camping, they can get a good night’s sleep with Provent,” she said.
Provent Therapy has been proven to decrease obstructive sleep apnea, which in turn will increase patient energy, reduce daytime sleepiness, reduce snoring, and lead to a better quality of sleep. As Provent is currently prescription-based, only licensed, experienced providers can distribute the treatment. Parkway SleepHealth Centers is one of two authorized distributors in North Carolina, and the only provider in the Eastern half of the state.
“Provent will not be the only treatment prescribed by our medical team to deal with sleep apnea,” Parkway Medical Director Khaleel Ahmed, MD, D,ABSM, said, adding, “It is certainly an exciting new option for many of our patients and fits in with our model of carefully researching and implementing the latest medical breakthroughs for personalized care.”
Each patient referred to Parkway by their primary physician, as well as those patients coming in to Parkway on their own, is provided an individual consultation. Based upon the results found by Parkway’s medical team, a patient may be recommended for an overnight sleep study in a state-of-the-art sleep testing facility to find out exactly what is wrong and determine the best approach to a customized, comprehensive treatment plan with ongoing care.