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  • Good Shepherd Health Care System Opens Sleep Medicine Practice

    Medical Director Jakdej ("Jak") Nikomborirak, MD

    Medical Director Jakdej (“Jak”) Nikomborirak, MD

    HERMISTON, OR – Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) officially opened Good Shepherd Sleep Solutions located at 610 NW 11th Street, Suite E-19, in Hermiston, under the medical direction of Sleep Medicine physician Dr. Jak (Jakdej Nikomborirak).

    Good Shepherd Sleep Solutions is a comprehensive sleep medicine lab and clinic with consultations, sleep studies, diagnosis & treatment and ongoing care. Construction was completed on the state-of-the-art space last fall which includes a lab for sleep disorder testing in a home-like atmosphere and a clinic where patients see the providers during the day.

    The sleep center is lead by Dr. Jak, Board Certified Sleep Medicine specialist with over 22 years of experience and Vicki Kent, Board Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), who will see patients the bulk of the time. When asked what brought Dr. Jak to Good Shepherd he stated, “I like to help small communities to have their own sleep center. There are not many of us specialists in the area so I enjoy traveling to health care systems such as Good Shepherd so that patients don’t have to travel to big cities for their care.”

    Vicki Kent, ARNP

    Vicki Kent, ARNP

    Dr. Jak completed his Internal Medicine residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pennsylvania and his Pulmonary Fellowship at Medical College of Georgia in Georgia. Vicki Kent, ARNP, has over 38 years of comprehensive experience providing acute care, wellness exams and chronic disease management.

    Patients can expect to have an initial consultation, an appointment in the clinic to assess and take inventory of symptoms before the sleep study takes place, and a review of the results with follow-up appointments and ongoing care as needed.

    “We treat some of the most common sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia, and care for patients age 13 and older,” stated Dr. Jak. “The benefit of a sleep medicine practice located within a hospital setting is that it’s safer with the Emergency Room close by if needed.”

    Good Shepherd Sleep Solutions is open Mondays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with sleep studies occurring Tuesday through Thursday in the evening from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. in the morning. To schedule an appointment, call 541-667-3834. Visit www.gshealth.org/sleep-medicine for more information.

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