Company Employed With: Ballantyne Diagnostic and Sleep Center
Job Title: Technical Director, Operations Manager
Number of Years of Sleep Associated Experience: 13 years
- Should individuals, who are not in the field of sleep medicine be allowed to attend CSS meetings? (Example, should a spouse or friend be allowed to attend the workshop or educational meeting?) Yes
- The Sleep medicine field is changing drastically. Can you give us your perspective on the current climate i.e. home testing, 3-to-1 patient ration, etc…? I believe there are times where running three patients is acceptable but should not be mandatory or the “new” way sleep medicine goes. Running 3:1 ration limits the amount of time you get to dedicate to your other patients making it difficult to educate them properly and put them at ease. Home testing also serves a purpose but I don’t feel that it should replace the Gold Standard in-lab study. I have observed false negatives too many times. Not to mention that there is no guarantee that the patient is even the one using the test during the night.
- Are you satisfied with the current meeting location or number of events? Would you prefer to have the CSS meeting at a different location? If so, where? Yes, I would like to see a Fall event held in the NC mountains and online course offered.
- What subject matter would you like to see presented at future workshops/educational meetings? How to integrate home testing into your facility. How to start supplying DME to your patients.
- What is your current position and how will it help you serve the CSS? I am currently serving as Public Relations for the CSS. I feel that I am able to think outside the box and bring ideas to continue to improve the way we at CSS do things to make everyone’s experiences better.
- Please provide any additional comments or suggestions for review and consideration. I have served on the CSS board over the past year and have a much better understanding on what is expected of me. I have a great working relationship with the board members and would like to be able to continue serving the CSS in the future.