Banner Desert Sleep Center
The fully accredited Sleep Center program at Banner Desert Medical Center provides testing and evaluation to best recognize sleep disturbances including sleep-disordered breathing, narcolepsy, insomnia, snoring, parasomnias and circadian rhythm disorders in both adults and children.
How We Help
Our comprehensive sleep evaluations can help determine a successful course of treatment. We have registered sleep technologists specially trained in sleep-monitoring techniques and physicians board certified in sleep medicine.
Banner Desert is one of the few sleep centers in metro Phoenix to help physicians recognize sleep disturbances in pediatric patients. Our child-friendly pediatric rooms can accommodate an overnight stay with a caregiver.
Our state-of-the-art facility has a homelike setting that makes testing and evaluation as easy and as comfortable as closing your eyes and falling asleep. We offer spacious accommodations with private baths. Overnight and daytime testing is performed on an outpatient basis. We also provide:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Flat panel TV with satellite service
- Patient lounge with spaces for working and making phone calls.
- Continental breakfast
- Reserved sleep center patient parking
What to Expect
Patients are referred to the sleep center by their primary care physician, or medical specialist. Once the evaluation is scheduled, a letter will be sent to your home confirming the test date, explaining pretest preparations and the test itself.
We perform sleep testing as close to your normal sleep time as possible. This ensures a more accurate test. Special equipment will record information about brain waves, breathing, heart rate and oxygen level while you sleep. The measuring devices do not cause any discomfort or disrupt sleep. We can schedule a private tour before the test to make you feel more at ease.
Patients exhibiting moderate to severe sleep apnea syndrome may be treated the same night of the diagnostic test, which could reduce the need for more tests.
Accreditation and Location
Banner Desert Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). This certification is undertaken every five years to ensure quality testing. We are very proud as we have held this distinction longer than any other sleep center in Arizona.
Banner Desert Sleep Center
Physicians on Staff
Paul Barnard, MD
Dr. Paul Barnard completed medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. He completed his internal medicine residency and pulmonary fellowship at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. Since 1987, Dr. Barnard has practiced both pulmonary and sleep medicine in the East Valley, where he is the founding physician and current medical director of the Banner Desert Sleep Center. He is the former chairman of the Critical Care Service Committee at Banner Desert Medical Center and served as a member of the Executive Committee. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and sleep medicine.
Phoenix Magazine has listed Dr. Barnard in the Phoenix Top Doc List ten times over the years; most recently in years 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Congratulations to Dr. Barnard for making the Phoenix Top Doc List again in 2012!