Sparta Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Fakhre Alam, MD, Sleep Medicine Specialist.  Dr. Alam is now seeing patients at Bradbury Rural Health Clinic, located at 211 S. Burns in Sparta.  He received his medical degree from Dow University of Health Sciences and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Dr. Alam will be working under the auspices of Sparta Community Hospital’s Sleep Studies Clinic, replacing Suhail Z. Istanbouly, MD.

A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep. Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).

Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

For a good night’s sleep you can count on, please call to make an appointment with Dr. Fakhre Alam today at 618-549-6378.