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Sleep Medicine

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New research confirms that sleep disturbances are linked to pain and depression, but not disability, among patients with osteoarthritis (OA).  Results from a new study found that poor sleep increases depression and disability, but does not worsen pain over time.

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Older women with disordered breathing during sleep were found to be at greater risk of decline in the ability to perform daily activities, such as grocery shopping and meal preparation, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California, San Francisco.

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People with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea may have an intrinsic inability to burn high amounts of oxygen during strenuous aerobic exercise, according to a new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

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This webinar will be a clinical presentation in assessing a child who presents with snoring. Snoring is a very common presentation in childhood with some studies suggesting that up to 30% of children will snore at some point in their life. Within those that snore, there will be some who have obstructive sleep apnoea.

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Sleep apnoea may make it hard for you to remember simple things, such as where you parked your car or left your house keys, a small study suggests.

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Researchers believe that disrupted circadian clocks are the reason that shift workers experience higher incidences of type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer. The body's primary circadian clock, which regulates sleep and eating, is in the brain. But other body tissues also have circadian clocks, including the liver, which regulates blood glucose levels.

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Our Support Team

Our specialist team consisting of sleep and thoracic specialists physicians, sleep scientists, sleep nurses, night technicians, CPAP educators and administrative staff will ensure that your patient receives the highest quality care while attending our clinics.

Medical Staff

Dr Andrew Scott

Dr Andrew Scott
Sleep and Thoracic Physician, CEO and Director
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I grew up in… 1970s, when running barefoot to your local creek was fun, and mum didn't care
I start my day by… turning the music on and listening to one song
I would love to be… a better singer in my morning shower
When I am not working, I am… getting to the beach as often as I can
I wish I could… surf a bigger wave
My favourite restaurant is… my mum's kitchen
Most people don't know… I played double bass in a jazz group
When I was growing up I wanted to be… the bionic marvel Steve Austin
My all time favourite movie is… The Exorcist.
I couldn't live without… happiness
My greatest achievement is… still being here
My most annoying habit is… being a little obsessive with my work
The one person I would most like to meet is… my uncle again. I miss him a lot.

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Dr John FeenstraDr John Feenstra
Sleep and Thoracic Physician and Director
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I grew up in… Brisbane
I start my day by… having breakfast with my children
I would love to be… a better handyman
When I am not working, I am… spending time with family and friends
I wish I could… live in Boston for a year
My favourite restaurant is… Ecco Bistro
Most people don't know… I’m a petrol head
When I was growing up I wanted to be… a pilot
My all time favourite movie is… Lord of the Rings
I couldn't live without… travelling and a good beer
My greatest achievement is… my family
My most annoying habit is… saying ‘yes’ and being over committed
The one person I would most like to meet is… ‘the Stig’.

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CPAP Educators

kelly-lynchKelly Lynch
The Wesley Hospital Sleep Disorders Centre
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Training/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • 5 years experience in sleep science

Nursing staff

Marie-Louise Oegemamarie_louise_omega
Sleep RN

Training/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Four years of training at the University of Johannesburg in Johannesburg South Africa.


TravisTravis Bell
Sleep RN

Training/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Nursing

Scientific Staff

Tina SchurmannTina Schurmann
Marketing Manager
Sleep Scientist
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Training / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience)
  • 4 years experience sleep technician


Natalie Eriksson
Sleep and Respiratory Scientist
Quality Assurance OfficeNat3

Training/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (Microbiology, Biological Sciences, Biochechistry)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.) (Biomedical Sciences)
  • 6 years experience research science


Yeshan EkanayakeYay
Sleep Scientist

Training/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (Physiology, Zoology, Animal Science)
  • Graduate Diploma Sport Science
  • Post Graduate Certificate Sport Science


Daniel McDonaldDan

Respiratory Scientist
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Training/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science


Tiffany Beck
Sleep TechnicianTiffany

Training/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Visual Arts/ Bachelor of eduction
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Teacher of Arts
  • 3 years experience sleep technician


Khosro Zarif-Raftar
Sleep TechnicianKhosro

Training/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • 2 years experience sleep technician

Clinic Staff

Jodie Quinnjodie2
Medical Secretary, Dr Andrew Scott




Trish McDonnell

Medical Secretary, Dr Andrew ScottTrish2 
 

 

 



Dale Troiban
Dale Troian

Practice Manager, Dr John Feenstra



Diane Van Zelmdi
Receptionist, Dr John Feenstra 

Management and Administrative Staff


Margaret MartellMargaret Martell
General Manager

Training/Qualifications:

  • 15 years experience in medical and legal accounting managment.

Tessa LivingstoneTessa Livingstone
Bookings Manager

Training/Qualifications:

  • 15 years experience in administration.

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Tamarin Wells

Book keeper

Training/Qualifications:

  • 14 year managerial and book keeping experience

Arianna_Safi
Arianna Safi
Senior administrative officer, TSGQ

Training/Qualifications:

  • 2 years of administrative experience.
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