Addressing Sleep in Primary Care: Sleep Roundtable Discussion
A FREE Opportunity to Learn & Network with Like-Minded Professionals
The roundtable discussions hosted by the Celebrate Learning Institute course directors are meant to be quick, casual, informative opportunities to learn how to improve sleep breathing management in your practice. Both practitioners and staff can benefit. From clinical problem solving to finding solutions to great networking, these discussions are a gateway to better patient outcomes, and everyone is welcome to join!
Mark your calendars and chat with Dr. Paz, Dr. McKinlay, and Dr. Ferguson during our next roundtable discussion!
The World Health Organization estimates that around 1 billion people have Sleep Apnea. (WHO 2019). More and more physicians are becoming aware of the need to better address sleep quality in their practice.
Please join us and other providers in a round table discussion regarding sleep needs in primary care. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, we will meet for 45 min to allow physicians to explore the obstacles and solutions they encounter in their practice.
Our next discussion will be October 12th at 6:15pm.
Location: 6868 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio Texas, 78216
Registration is required.
Dr. McKinlay, MD
Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. McKinlay attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda, MD. His interest in surgery brought him to San Antonio, TX, where he completed a surgical internship and Otolaryngology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center. Since coming to TX in 2004, he has never left!
Over the years as a practicing board-certified Otolaryngologist in Texas, Dr. McKinlay has enjoyed caring for thousands of patients diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). One of the most rewarding aspects of his career has been partnering with these patients and watching the transformation in their lives when OSA is effectively treated. Convinced that additional training and education would enable him to provide the best possible care for patients, Dr. McKinlay completed a Fellowship in Sleep Medicine within the San Antonio Military Health System.
By its very nature, Sleep Medicine is a collaborative field; Dr. Mckinlay is proud to be a part of a team that takes this to the next level – by combining the complementary expertise of the dental and medical worlds! He welcomes you to a unique medical environment, where collaboration and innovation combine to bring you first rate sleep apnea care. Dr. McKInlay couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this work, and is dedicated to work his hardest in bringing you better sleep at Sleep Apnea Gurus!
David Ferguson, DDS, CAGS
Accredited Sleep Dentist
Dr. Ferguson grew up in Lansing, Michigan and eventually moved to Texas—where he longed to live—saying, “I couldn’t choose where I was born, but I got to Texas as fast as I could.”
Dr. Ferguson graduated with honors from the Ohio State Dental School and later specialized in dentofacial orthopedics and orthodontics from Jacksonville, FL. As an orthodontist evaluating and developing airways is what he enjoys. After seeing his siblings suffer from severe sleep apnea and all of the associated health problems, Dr. Ferguson decided to go through a rigorous board certification process in sleep apnea and became an accredited sleep dentist with the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine. Many of the dental sleep appliances are the exact same appliances he has used his entire career as an orthodontist and dentist.
Dr. Ferguson shares a strong collaborative practice with his medical colleagues. He works directly with Board certified Sleep Physicians, ENT surgeons, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and many others to ensure patients get the best treatment available.
Having grown up in humble circumstances, Dr. Ferguson is also committed to working with medical insurance companies to access in network benefits for patients.
Aside from dentistry, Dr. Ferguson is a family man. He and his wife, April, have been married for 20 years, and have seven children.
Dr. Ferguson acknowledges the incredible sources of support he has both at home and at work. He truly loves what he does and is eager to make a difference in the lives of patients and partners. He believes in the mission of Sleep Apnea Gurus – Better Sleep. Better Health. More Savings.
Jeff Paz, DDS.
Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
After graduating from St. Mary’s University with a Biochemistry degree, Dr. Paz commenced his training at Tufts University with a focus on Molecular Craniofacial Development-spawning his interest in craniofacial development, especially on the T.M.J, oral cavity, and craniofacial orthopedics. Dr. Paz later finished his clinical training at the University of Texas School of Dentistry-Houston. Dr. Paz has authored and lectured extensively across the United States on topics ranging from animal models predicting bone reconstruction and craniofacial development, to evidence based practice and obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Paz remains committed to excellent patient care by continuing to serve as adjunct faculty at the UT-Health School of Dentistry in San Antonio, helping train other dentists. Dr. Paz is excited and passionate about sleep disordered breathing and how the dentist can play an important role in managing the airway. Dr. Paz currently serves on the educational committee for the AADSM along with actively serving as a medical manufacturer consultant. He has trained under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Richard Drake and Dr. Keith Thornton arguably the best sleep dentists in the world. He maintains a private practice in SA, where he has treated thousands of patients, limited to airway management and limited T.M.D. therapy.