We are currently open and implementing strict measures for your safety as well as ours. Our front desk staff is working from home. You will only see the doctor during the interview. All patients are required to wear a mask. Masks will be provided during check in. Hand sanitizers are also available. We are seeing only one patient at a time. We prefer that patients not to be accompanied by family members if possible. Social distancing measures are also implemented as much as possible even during the interview with the doctor. The clinic is cleaned with disinfectants every morning, as well as after each patient visit . We appreciate your cooperation and we apologize for the inconvenience.
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- CPAP/BiPAP setup in our lab
- Central Sleep Apnea Diagnosis
- Home sleep studies
- Polysomnography (In-Lab study)
- CPAP/BiPAP titration (In-Lab study)
Sleep Disorders – What Are They, Why Are They Happening and How Auburn SleepMed Can Help Treat Them
Understanding Sleep Disorders
Sleep disorders constitute one of the world’s most prominently rising forms of ailments, yet contribute as only a small percentage of issues that patients seek help from their physicians for. Why is that?
Sleep disorders are usually overlooked by many patients as a “messed up schedule” or getting tired from “getting older”; rather than as actual disorders.
Another reason, and one which prompted us to establish Auburn SleepMed, is the fact that the diagnosis, prognosis and eventual treatment of a sleep disorder takes a considerable amount of time at hospitals and several health care facilities.
Sleep disorders and medical disorders that affects our sleep, daytime function, and overall well-being. Sleep disorders have to be understood, and at Auburn SleepMed, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best care including diagnosis and treatment of all kinds of sleep problems.
Sleep As A Need, Not As A Want
The human body is configured in a sort of rhythm known as the circadian rhythm whereby, by our being,
there comes a time of day where we need to sleep. It doesn’t come off as a question of want, rather a basic fundamental which is required.
Now, here’s where the misunderstanding is – sleep problems are yet to receive the sort of significance that they warrant as disorders because they are quite often understood as less concerning than say heart attacks.
However, it is worthwhile to mention that if a need of the human body is repressed to an unbearable extent, heart conditions are just the tip of the iceberg. Sleep problems, especially seep apnea, are known to be linked to heart attacks, heart failure, strokes, and worsening of blood pressure.
Auburn SleepMed was created with the sole objective of being a modern facility for a form of disorders that have been so often brushed off by many patients, as well as physicians.
Today, we stand out from such facilities due to our adequate care programs, early diagnosis, and treatment plans. Not only do we operate solely for this cause, we also work in close association with your primary health care physician and other health care providers for the best treatment.
Why Choose Us?
Immediate availability for the following
- – Office consultation
- – Home sleep studies
- – In-lab sleep studies
- – Fast results
We will work closely with your primary
care physician regarding your results as
well as the plan of care to provide you
with the best patient experience.
We work closely with Durable Medical
Equipment companies to ensure we get
you the device in a timely manner
including CPAP, BIPAP, as well as supplies every
3-6 months including masks, filters, hoses.
Our sleep lab uses electronic medical
records (PrognoCIS) with easy access to
your records through PrognoCIS Patient
Portal in compliance with HPPA policies.
We have a lot of experience in the sleep
medicine field and we understand
our patient’s needs.
We are located close to many major
central Massachusetts cities with easy
access to our office.
Services Provided At Auburn SleepMed
Sleep apnea, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, and a multitude of other sleep disorders that affects sleep and daytime function.
Sleep is a significant contributor to our general health and well-being. The importance of which can not be overlooked and comes at par with any other day-to-day activity.
This is something that our director, Dr. Wassim Assaf, realized when he was working at different hospitals. Hence, at Auburn SleepMed, we aim at providing our patients with excellent services.
Our services include diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of the following sleeping disorders:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- CPAP/BiPAP setup
- Central Sleep Apnea
- Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- REM behavioral disorder
- Nightmare disorders and other parasomnias
- Circadian Rhythms and Shift Work Sleep Disorder.
- Obesity Hyperventilation Syndrome
- Idiopathic Hypersomnia
- Any other sleep-related problems
Never thought there would be more than just the typical, ‘can’t sleep at night for the whole seven hours’ forms of disorders, did you?
What Sets Us Apart From The Rest?
Our facility is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine ; which is the gold standard for accreditation of sleep labs and clinics in the USA.
To dedicate ourselves fully to the cause, Auburn SleepMed is currently working as a service provider for sleep disorders of the types mentioned above.
We provide timely consultation followed by the appropriate sleep study and fast results. All what we need is a referral from your primary care physician to be faxed. We accept almost all insurances that operate in the New England area.
Your referral from your PCP gives us valuable insight into all forms of patterns that aid our team to diagnose your condition. Furthermore, we work in association with numerous physicians around you regarding your results as well as plans of care to provide you with the best patient experience.
The Best Care
We excell in the diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders including Obstructive Sleep Apnea alongside CPAP/BiPAP arrangement and follow up on compliance and side effects; Central Sleep Apnea, Obesity Hyperventilation Syndrome and other Sleep-related hypoventilation, Idiopathic Hypersomnia, Insomnia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, REM behavioral disorder, Narcolepsy, and different parasomnias.
Sleep Medicine is a field that is continually expanding in health services, particularly with the open consciousness of the significance to treat sleep disorders, because of their impact on daily life.
Great sleep is imperative to feel lively and function well. Treating sleep disorders can likewise help avoid numerous ailments, including hypertension, heart complications, strokes, and other cardiovascular issues.
About Dr. Wassim Assaf
Dr. Assaf attended the University of Tichreen in Lattakia, Syria and graduated with honors September of 2004. He did his internal medicine training at University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and completed training in 2011. He did his fellowship training in Sleep Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed that training in 2018. He is board certified in Sleep Medicine as well as Internal Medicine.
Message from the Director
We are glad to announce that our sleep lab is now open and accepting new patients. After working at many hospitals and realizing that it is always difficult to get patients with sleep disorders diagnosed and treated in a reasonable time; I decided to start a practice with the goal to provide immediate testing and exceptional care.
Sleep Medicine is a field that is always expanding especially with the public awareness of the importance to treat sleep disorders, due to their effect on the quality of life. Good sleep is very important to feel energetic and function well.
Visit Auburn Sleep Center, Today!
Auburn SleepMed is located in the heart of the commonwealth in the city of Auburn, close to Worcester.
Our primary goal is to provide our patients with the absolute best treatment plans in the shortest amount of time.
We understand the importance of a good night’s sleep and how that can significantly impact our general well-being.
We are offering home sleep studies, In-lab studies, as well as office consults.
We are a sleep center, and we don’t do primary care. We will readily acknowledge the referral from your primary care physician, and we will contact you right away to schedule your appointment. We will work with your primary care physician and the durable medical equipment companies to provide our patients with the best service.