Saturday, December 27, 2008

Academy Diagnostics LLC Achieves Accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Academy Diagnostics LLC Achieves Accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine announced the accreditation of Academy Diagnostics LLC, Sleep Center. The San Antonio-based center is the first pediatrician-directed facility in South and Central Texas to receive such accreditation. Academy Diagnostics serves patients throughout the life-span, providing testing and treatments for sleep disorders, including: sleep apnea, fatigue, snoring, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, and sleep seizures. Staff physicians include: Tarak Patel, M.D.; Joshua Rotenberg, M.D.; and Avie Grunspan M.D. 

 All three oversee the Center and are board certified in sleep medicine as well as pediatric pulmonology, neurology (CN) and internal medicine. As the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers and laboratories for sleep-related breathing disorders, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is the leading voice promoting the highest quality of medical care for people with sleep problems. Accredited "Sleep Centers," must meet technical and professional benchmarks of excellence, adhere to evidence-based practice parameters and offer community leadership. The AASM offers accreditation as an internationally recognized gold-standard of quality. "We are delighted at receiving this prestigious accreditation as one of only a handful of pediatrician-directed sleep centers in the United States. A

cademy's perspective is unique, since pediatricians are experts in the care of children." added Rotenberg. "Accreditation ensures the quality and attention that patients deserve. Consumers should be able to easily recognize the higher standards offered by an AASM accredited sleep center. " 

San Antonio-based Academy Diagnostics LLC Sleep Center was founded in 2007 under the directorship of Joshua Rotenberg, and M.D., Tarak Patel, M.D. Both physicians are extensively published and nationally-recognized for their work in sleep medicine. Dedicated to bringing the highest quality sleep medicine services to all patients, the Center's multi-disciplinary approach and state-of-the-art sleep and neurodiagnostic technology allows for all patients to be evaluated and treated from the perspective of different specialties.

 For more information on Academy Diagnostics, call (20-616-9500) or visit online at (