The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona is a premier comprehensive sleep disorders center under the guidance of a fellowship-trained and board certified sleep disorders specialist, Ruchir P. Patel, M.D. After completion of his training in Internal Medicine, he decided to dedicate his medical career in learning the science of sleep as well as providing excellent care in the treatment of sleep disorders. He is one of few Sleep Disorders Specialist in Arizona that has completed formal fellowship training in sleep medicine and is certified to diagnose and treat all sleep disorders, in both adults and children. He practices only evidence based medicine and regularly consults with the leading sleep experts throughout the country to ensure that he constantly learning new and emerging therapies.
The mission of The Institute is to aid each individual patient in the maintenance of a healthy mind and body through the improvement of one’s quality of sleep. The Institute does not focus only on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea as Dr. Patel is also very passionate in the treatment of insomnia through cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) as well as very well experienced in the treatment of sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, sleep walking / talking, REM sleep behavior disorder, restless legs syndrome, shift work sleep disorder and other circadian rhythm disturbances such as jet lag, and various pediatric sleep disorders including pediatric insomnia, sleep apnea, and other pediatric sleep disturbances.
The Institute will be one of the very few comprehensive sleep centers in the Southwest that will offer the ability to determine during a sleep study if an oral appliance (another treatment for sleep apnea) will effectively treat the apnea even before the device is ordered. The goal of The Institute is to provide treatment for all sleep disorders through traditional therapies but also through new emerging alternative therapies such as acupuncture of insomnia, oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea, and other various therapies that are still in the research phase.