Sleep Studies Clinic

At least 12 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. What’s worse is that more than 80% of those with sleep apnea go undiagnosed and untreated. These frequent interruptions of deep, restorative sleep often lead to excessive daytime sleepiness. Other consequences include early morning headaches, depression, irritability, learning and memory difficulties and more.

The good news is we can help. Dr. Marla Pavez and Dr. Jalil Shojaei have joined the consulting medical staff at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Both are sleep medicine physicians with Lexington Neurosciences Center. Dr. Pavez will see patients here in Cynthiana every third Monday of the month, supervising and interpreting sleep disorder studies along with Dr. Shojaei.

In addition to sleep apnea, our physicians also treat and conduct sleep studies on other common sleep disorders such as restless legs syndrome; insomnia; periodic limb movement disorder; narcolepsy and sleep-wake disorder. Home sleep studies are also available.

Dr. Pavez graduated from medical school from Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru. She completed her internship in internal medicine, her residency in neurology and her fellowship in electromyography at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. She is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine, with a special interest in sleep disorder breathing.

Dr. Shojaei completed his medical degree at Spartan Health Sciences University in the West Indies. He completed his internship at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Pennsylvania and his residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University. He is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine, with a special interest in seizure disorders and sleep medicine.

Both adult and pediatric evaluations are offered. For an appointment or for more information, call 859.235.3561.