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Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep and Wellness

Sleep Center Providers

Conveniently Located at Howard County General Hospital

If you are having trouble sleeping, staying asleep, or are feeling sleepy much of the time, you may have a sleep disorder. The first step in treating a sleep ailment is recognizing that a problem exists. The sleep specialists at the Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep and Wellness in Columbia, Md are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in adults, adolescents and children.

  • Most people are afraid they will have to sleep overnight in a sleep lab to be diagnosed with a sleep disorder. This may keep many patients from seeking help. Today, we have a growing list of options for evaluating your sleep complaints in the sleep lab and in the comfort of your own home.

    If you do require an in-hospital sleep study, our center’s state-of-the-art sleep laboratory offers a comfortable, quiet, home-like setting. Each room has a bathroom, TV and reading chair.

    We use the latest computerized monitoring equipment for testing and nocturnal studies to aid referring physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and our testing often includes daytime sleep latency testing. The center also performs treatment effectiveness studies with nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and arranges equipment access for outpatients. A consultation office compliments the laboratory.

  • The staff includes Johns Hopkins physicians and highly-trained technologists. Our board-certified sleep specialists represent several different disciplines, allowing them to consult on a variety of sleep problems. Our team sees patients in the same clinic location, allowing them to collaborate on your care. The technical staff includes registered technologists with experience in sleep disorders and associated fields, such as neurodiagnostics, cardiac monitoring and emergency medical technicians (EMT).

    Charlene Gamaldo, M.D., medical director
    Neurology and Sleep Medicine

    Rachel Salas, M.D., assistant medical director and director of home sleep testing services
    Neurology and Sleep Medicine

    Sara Benjamin, M.D.
    Neurology and Sleep Medicine

    Luis Buenaver, Ph.D.
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Francis Chuidian, M.D.
    Pulmonary Critical Care

    Elliott Exar, M.D.
    Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

    Lydia Kim, M.D.
    Pediatric Pulmonary Sleep Medicine

    Cecelia Melendres, M.D.
    Pediatric Pulmonary Sleep Medicine

    Carmen Salvaterra, M.D.
    Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

    Laura Sterni, M.D.
    Pediatric Pulmonary Sleep Medicine

    Tracey Smith Stierer, M.D.
    Anesthesiology and Sleep Medicine

  • Most insurance providers cover our services and we will be happy to assist you with insurance verification. Sleep laboratory testing is performed primarily Monday through Friday, but some weekend appointments are available. Primary care physicians or specialists can refer patients to the Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep and Wellness. After referral for an evaluation, patients will receive a call from the center's staff to explain details about the testing procedure and answer all billing and administrative questions.

    For an appointment, call 1-800-WESLEEP (1-800-937-5337).

For information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-WESLEEP (1-800-937-5337).

Consultations and Inpatient Sleep Lab Studies
11085 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 210
Medical Arts Building
Columbia, MD 21044

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