Who We Are:
The pediatric sleep program is a cooperative, team-based effort headed up by Dr. Anthony H. Jackson, Chief of Pediatric Neurology and Medical Director of the Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Center, part of the the Baystate Regional Sleep Program.
- Treatment of Neurological-based sleep disorders including:
- narcolepsy, sleep pattern disturbances (hypersomnia)
- sleep walking, talking in sleep (parasomnias)
- sleep-related epilepsy.
What to Expect:
Patients with insomnia are evaluated by individuals in Behavioral Health Services including Dr. Cheryl Bonica and Dr. Kent Higgins. Younger patients may be seen in the Developmental Pediatrics program directed by Dr. Pixie Plumber or by Dr. Susan McQuiston in child psychology who will evaluate patients under 6 years of age.
If your child needs a polysomnogram, these tests are done in the Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Center, at Wesson Ground at Baystate Medical Center which has accomodations for pediatric patients including:
- pediatric bed facilities, including cribs, a for overnight testing
- a separate pediatric waiting room.
Patients are evaluated at the Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Center for:
- suspected sleep apnea
- sleep-related hypoventilation, including patients with significant chronic pulmonary and neuromuscular disorders, and nocturnal epilepsy.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea who are referred by primary care providers can be referred on to an ENT consultant for further evaluation and consideration of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy or to one of our Pediatric Pulmonology consultants for further evaluation.
Dr. Anthony Jackson, MD
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