Collaborating Sleep Disorders Centers
Sleep Disorders Centers provide evaluations, including all-night polysomnography, for the diagnosis and treatment of over 100 recognized sleep-related disorders in children and adults. The Sleep Disorders Center, Tuscaloosa, houses a Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program (AASM accredited) staffed by full-time graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Program at The University of Alabama. The Clinic provides the following services: screening psychological assessments, in depth psychological evaluations, psychotherapy and insomnia treatment, CPAP desensitization therapy, and research consultation. The insomnia program relies mainly on cognitive-behavior therapy approaches, such as sleep hygiene, relaxation, stimulus control, sleep restriction, sleep compression, sleep education, and restructuring of sleep-related beliefs.
- James Geyer, M.D., is a neurologist and is board certified in sleep medicine. He is the medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center, Tuscaloosa.
- Robert Doekel, M.D., is a pulmonologist and is board certified in sleep medicine. He is the medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center of Alabama, Birmingham.
- Vernon Pegram, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and is board certified in sleep medicine. He is the co-director of the Sleep Disorders Center of Alabama, Birmingham.
- Kenneth Lichstein, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor, The University of Alabama. He is certified in behavioral sleep medicine and is director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program.