Offering Help For Your Sleep Disorder
Lack of proper breathing during sleep makes you wake, possibly hundreds of times during the night, as the body struggles for air. Getting a proper diagnosis for sleep issues can be a life-saving decision.
The Arbor Health Sleep Center is accredited through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is rated as a Center of Excellence. This rating not only enables us to bill most insurances and Medicare but we can also bill Medicaid. We are the only sleep center in Lewis County with this rating.
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It's More Than Just A Good Night's Sleep
About 49 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Nearly 60% of these people suffer from high blood pressure coupled with a high risk of stroke or heart attack. Sufferers may fall asleep on the job and while driving.
In order to lead a healthy and productive life, most people need between 7.5 to 8.5 hours of quality sleep. Without it, we risk consequences we do not even realize. Conditions associated with sleep-related disorders include:
- Coronary artery disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Mood disorders
- Memory problems
Introducing our Sleep Medicine Specialists
Dr. Jakdej Nikomborirak, affectionately known as "Dr. Jak" by many of his patients and staff, is a traveling specialist, meaning he works with local medical providers for much of the day-to-day patient care and has specific office days at several locations. In the case of Arbor Health, it is with Jennifer Montoure, ARNP, FNP-C, in the Specialty Clinic.
In addition to seeing patients in Arbor Health, Specialty Clinic, Dr. Jak is also regularly scheduled at Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend and Whidbey Health in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. He joined the Morton medical staff in 2018.
Dr. Nikomborirak reports that he enjoys traveling to small communities to help diagnose and treat sleep disorders, "To boldly go where no sleep doctors have gone before."
Dr. Victoria Acosta is a full-time Arbor Health physician. She cares for her primary care patients at the Mossyrock Clinic and Sleep-Medicine patients through the specialty clinic, based out of the Morton clinic.
Dr. Acosta joined the Arbor Health medical staff in 2021, eager to become a part of our community. Our great outdoor-recreation opportunities drew her to this area as she enjoys hiking, biking and kayaking, all of which are ideal matches for East Lewis County.
A Walla Walla, Washington native, she was looking for a small- to medium-sized medical group in a small community when she came to Arbor Health in 2021. She specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Women's Health, and Pediatrics.