There are more than 4,000 clinicians in the United States who are Board Certified in Sleep Medicine. These practitioners have met the minimum requirements set forth by the American Board of Sleep Medicine to use the title “Board Certified in Sleep Medicine,” which includes advanced training and successful completion of the board examination.
Clinicians who are Board Certified in Sleep Medicine come from a diverse group of practitioners. Some have primary specialties in pulmonary medicine, neurology, psychiatry, or other fields. While ABSM certification ensures that a practitioner is capable in all area of sleep medicine, some practitioners will limit the types of patients they see. For example, a sleep specialist whose primary specialty is pulmonary medicine may limit his practice to the evaluation and treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders.
SDI advises that patients seek services from practitioners who are board certified or board eligible in sleep medicine, and identify practitioners with experience managing their particular sleep problem.
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Accreditation is the process a sleep disorder center may voluntarily undergo to demonstrate that it has met the requirements developed by an accrediting body, in this instance the AASM. AASM accreditation standards are developed by diplomats of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. When a sleep facility is accredited by the AASM, it must continually maintain performance that meets or exceeds accreditation standards.
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