8865 Stanford Blvd, Suite 201
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 740-3635

Health Awareness

Lung Cancer Screening

Screening can be defined as the systematic testing of individuals who are asymptomatic with respect to
some target disease. The purpose of screening is to prevent, interrupt, or delay the development of advanced disease in the subset with a pre-clinical form of the target disease through early detection and treatment.

Smoking Cessation Program

A smoking cessation program that focuses on behavior modification while reducing the amount smoked over a number of weeks until the "cut-off" or quit smoking date.

CPAP Compliance Program

Afraid of wearing a “mask” during sleep? Having difficulty with your current PAP therapy, mask, machine pressure, etc.? Don’t fret!

Our Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Compliance Program boasts a unique, highly-qualified team of registered sleep technologists, PhDs, and MDs to help new and existing PAP patients maximize their therapy via a series of mask fittings, PAP pressure readings, pressure changes, DME communication, and sleep/wake support.

Home Sleep Testing

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has published suggested guidelines for the use of home sleep studies in the diagnosis of OSA. They recommend that it be used only in the context of a comprehensive sleep evaluation and for the following patients:

  • Patients with a high pre-test probability of moderate to severe OSA.
  • Patients with no significant co-morbid medical condition. Examples of co-morbid conditions include moderate-severe pulmonary diseases (cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, active asthma, COPD), congestive heart failure and neuromuscular diseases (ALS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease).
  • Patients suspected of having no co-morbid sleep disorder other than OSA.
  • Patients unable to be studied in a sleep laboratory.
  • To monitor response to non-PAP treatments after the diagnosis has already been made.
  • The AASM recommended that HST is not appropriate for general screening of asymptomatic patients.

Alpha-1 Testing Center

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is a genetic condition that is passed on by parents to their children through their genes and can cause serious liver disease in children and liver and/or lung disease in adults. Please go to www.alpha1.org to learn more.