Sleep Apnea Treatments Eugene OR

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in Eugene. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to medical treatments for sleep apnea, sleep disorder treatments, natural sleep disorder treatments, and sleep apnea surgery, as well as advice and content on finding sleep disorder centers in your area.

Emerald Sleep Disorders Center
(541) 683-3325
330 South Garden Way
Eugene, OR
Doctors Refferal
Yes and No
Ages Seen
3 years and Up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

McKenzie-Willamette Sleep Solutions Center
(541) 726-2310
1600 H Street
Springfield, OR
Ages Seen
above 7 years

Robert George Tearse, MD
(541) 683-3325
4725 Village Plaza Loop
Eugene, OR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1977

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Samaritan Sleep Disorders Center
(541) 768-5262
3600 Nw Samaritan Drive
Corvallis, OR
Ages Seen
3 yrs to senior

Providence Milwaukie Sleep Disorders Laboratory* Providence Milwaukie Hospital
(503) 513-8383
10150 SE 32nd Avenue
Milwaukie, OR
Ages Seen
16 years and up

Sleep Disorders Center Sacred Heart Medical Center
(541) 222-2359
3333 Riverbend Drive
Springfield, OR
Doctors Refferal
Preferred
Ages Seen
2 through end of life
Insurance
Insurance: All - Patient may be responsible for a co-pay or percentage.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Dr.Dainis Irbe
(541) 683-3325
4725 Village Plaza Loop #101
Eugene, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Latvian Med Academy, Riga
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Sleep Disorders
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Robert George Tearse, MD
(541) 683-3325
4725 Village Plaza Loop Ste 101
Eugene, OR
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Sacred Heart Med Ctr, Eugene, Or
Group Practice: Sleep Disorder Neurology Clnc

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Northwest Sleep Health* Northwest Primary Care Group
(503) 353-1272
13518 SE 97th Avenue
Clackamas, OR
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
13years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Accepts most insurances including Providence
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Providence Portland Medical Center Sleep Center
(503) 215-3095
4805 Ne Glisan Street
Portland, OR
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
16 +
Insurance
Insurance: Most carriers okay - you may check with the department or your insurance ca
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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Losing Weight Can Cure Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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CPAP machineFor sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the single most effective way to reduce OSA symptoms and associated disorders, according to a new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, one of the American Thoracic Society's three peer-reviewed journals.

For sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the single most effective way to reduce OSA symptoms and associated disorders, according to a new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, one of the American Thoracic Society's three peer-reviewed journals.

Weight loss may not be a new miracle pill or a fancy high-tech treatment, but it is an exciting therapy for sufferers of OSA both because of its short- and long-term effectiveness and for its relatively modest price tag. Surgery doesn't last, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are only as effective as the patient's adherence, and most other devices have had disappointing outcomes, in addition to being expensive, unwieldy and having poor patient compliance. Furthermore, OSA is generally only treated when it has progressed to a moderate to severe state.

"Very low calorie diet (VLCD) combined with active lifestyle counseling resulting in marked weight reduction is a feasible and effective treatment for the majority of patients with mild OSA, and the achieved beneficial outcomes are maintained at 1-year follow-up," wrote Henri P.I. Tuomilehto, M.D., Ph.D., of the department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Kuopio University Hospital in Finland.

The prospective, randomized trial found that, in 81 patients with mild OSA, the 40 patients who were in the intervention arm underwent a diet that strictly limited caloric intake combined with lifestyle counseling lost more than 20 pounds on average in a year-and kept it off, resulting in markedly lower symptoms of OSA. The 41 patients in the control arm, who only received lifestyle counseling and lost on average less than 6 pounds, and were much less likely to see improvements in their OSA.

And not only does sustained weight loss improve OSA, it also improves the many other independently linked co-morbidities such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

"This is emphasized by our findings that, in conjunction with the improvement in AHI, significant improvements were also found in symptoms related to OSA, insulin resistance, lipids, and cardiorespiratory variables, such as arterial oxygen saturation, in patients belonging to the intervention group," wrote Dr. Tuomilehto.

Furthermore, Dr. Tuomilehto observed, "The greater the change in body weight or waist circumference, the greater was the improvement in OSA." In fact, mild OSA was objectively cured in 88 percent of the patients who l...

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