Sleep StudiesAs a result of a recently formed partnership with Whitney Sleep Diagnostics & Consultants, Swift County – Benson Health Services is pleased to announce its new sleep medicine program.  Patients can now receive diagnosis and treatment for their sleep disorder right in Benson.  Whether you are experiencing symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, Restless Legs Syndrome or any of the 84 known sleep disorders, you can now receive care without having to leave town.

People who snore excessively or stop breathing during sleep may have sleep apnea.  It is estimated that up to 18 million American adults have sleep apnea.  Untreated sleep apnea can increase a person’s risk of high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and work or traffic-related accidents due to daytime fatigue.

Patients who have had a sleep study in the past, but are either non-compliant with therapy or have questions about their study can talk with their Healthcare Provider about a consultation with a Sleep Specialist.  Whitney Sleep can also help with CPAP questions and supplies.

Patients who wish to have the continuity of care–sleep disorder diagnosed, treated and managed–that Whitney Sleep is able to provide locally, should tell their provider that they would like a referral to the full service sleep lab at Swift County – Benson Health Services.

Dr. Courtney Whitney, who oversees all aspects of the sleep program at Swift County – Benson Health Services, is a Board Certified Sleep Physician.  His decision to partner with rural hospitals allows people living in less populated areas access to all of the benefits of a fully accredited sleep center.

Call Swift County – Benson Health Services at 320-843-4232 for more information.