Physicians at Arizona Premier Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists diagnose, treat, and manage the full spectrum of pulmonary diseases. In addition to general pulmonary medicine, we also have expertise, special interest, and experience in the following areas: Sleep Disorders, Pulmonary Hypertension, Adult Cystic Fibrosis, Clinical Research, and Special Procedures that encompass a wide range of diagnostic and interventional pulmonary medicine.
Our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to patients with lung and infectious diseases in the office, acute care, and long term acute care setting. Our board certified pulmonary physicians are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of COPD, Asthma, cancer, and other pulmonary diseases, sleep disorders, pulmonary hypertension, and care of critically Ill.
We emphasize personalized patient care and education, state of the art procedures when indicated, and clinical research when appropriate.
New Patient Forms
Prior to your first visit, Please take the time to fill out the new patient packet below and bring it with you on the day of your appointment.
Sleep apnea is very common problem affecting as many as 10% of adult population in the United States. Patients complain of snoring, fatigue and sleepiness. As the disease progresses, leg and abdominal swelling may occur. Sleep apnea is a breathing problem that develops during sleep when the upper airway is temporarily obstructed or blocked. This occurs when the tongue slides backwards. Sleep apnea is more common in patients that are overweight. Other risk factors include a family history, large tonsils, a weak chin and certain other medical conditions. The disease is exacerbated by drinking alcohol, taking sedatives, weight gain and sleeping on your back.
Sleep apnea is diagnosed by a sleep test (polysomnography). This test is performed in a sleep laboratory which we have here in office. You spend the night attached to many monitoring devices. People are often concerned that they will not be able to sleep during the tests. This is rarely a problem. During your sleep study, the technician will be recording brain waves, breathing effort, airflow, leg movement and oxygen saturation. If you meet the criteria for sleep apnea, the technician may try different pressure to treat your problem.