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The Dream Team

Kathryn Kane, PhD, RPSGT - Owner

Sleepwatchers was founded as a comprehensive sleep disorder center in February 2002 by Kathryn Kane, PhD, RPSGT. Dr. Kane has experience as a sleep technologist, emergency medical technician, electrocardiography technician, durable medical equipment sales, and regional sales representative for sleep acquisition equipment. Recently, Dr. Kane began offering behavioral sleep medicine therapy services for our clients which contributes to our ability to improve compliance with treatment recommendations as well as offer comprehensive treatment for sleep disorders such as insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders.

Alfred Habel, MD, FAASM - Medical Director

The extensive training Dr. Habel received during his fellowship at the Mayo Clinic prepared him to be an extremely knowledgeable sleep physician. In addition, Dr. Habel founded the United Hospital System sleep center in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His many years of experience have shaped his ability to help patients resolve their sleep problems in a supportive and caring manner.

Sleep Technicians

Our sleep technicians are friendly, courteous, and well-trained. Several members of our staff hold the Registered Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT) certification so patients are monitored by knowledgeable technicians. Each member of our staff spends a considerable amount of time becoming acquainted with our clients in order to provide customized service. This contributes to a relaxing environment for the patient and more accurate results.

Ricky – "Originally from the Philippines, I came to the United States with my wife in 2010. In 2011, our beautiful daughter was born and life began! For 4 years, I had the privilege of staying home with my daughter but when it was time to go back to work, I joined the Sleepwatchers team. As an overnight sleep technician, I perform sleep studies to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. I love helping patients in any way I can, and I strive to be the best sleep technician I can be. My easy going personality helps our patients feel at ease when having to go through the stress of medical testing. If there is anything I can do to make my patient feel safe and comfortable, I will go out of my way to do just that!"

Sherry – "I came to Sleepwatchers in 2016 and trained as a sleep technician. The rigorous training I received has helped me learn to observe our patients overnight to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. My outgoing and patient personality help me make my patients feel relaxed so they will sleep as if they are at home. I love working with people and pride myself on being a people person. I go out of my way to make our clients feel comfortable, and I am constantly learning how to help our patients learn to sleep better. During the day, I provide analysis of the sleep studies and serve as a liaison to the medical director. At home, I have three beautiful children and a truly amazing husband. I am blessed to be part of such a wonderful family, at work and at home. "

Support Staff

Melanie–DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST- “In 2010, I started working for Sleepwatchers as a nighttime sleep technician. I gained extensive experience as a sleep technician which has allowed me to help our patients better understand their CPAP therapy. In addition, I have learned how to troubleshoot the difficulties of using CPAP so that I can provide each patient with personable and customized service. Currently, my position includes setting up patients with sleep equipment, tracking compliance, fitting patients with masks, and serving as a liaison to all our patients utilizing PAP therapy. My strongest attribute is my customer service background from years of working with high profile clients in the relocation industry. Outside of work, I am the mom of an amazing boy and most enjoy spending time with him and my husband. An interest in computers and the fast growing pace of technology encouraged me to pursue a computer networking degree. Getting together with friends is my favorite past time."

Faye-i-LIPO TECHNICIAN- "I began my venture with Sleepwatchers in 2014 as the i-Lipo Technician, and I have acquired other responsibilities along the way. While I spend a good portion of my days speaking with insurance companies about medical claims, helping people feel better about themselves with i-Lipo services is truly the highlight of my day. At night, I work as a sleep technician to complete diagnostic and treatment sleep studies in our sleep center. I also facilitate our home sleep study program for patients preferring diagnostic testing in the comfort of their own home. I thoroughly enjoy my position here at Sleepwatchers, but I am first and foremost a mother. My children are my pride and joy and they keep me quite busy. I am happily married and look forward to many more years with my husband. In my spare time, I love to hunt, cook, and make my own soaps and lotions. I also spend quite a bit of time taking care of the farm. I manage to stay very busy, but if there is something I can do for you, just ask!"

Sarah – MEDICAL EQUIPMENT ASSISTANT – “In 2017, I came to Sleepwatchers as the Website Designer. Since then, I have grown in my skills and responsibilities. Currently, I control inventory, ship out CPAP supplies, and manage the insurance benefits program for the facility. Balancing a number of tasks can be daunting, but so far I love my job at Sleepwatchers. Married with 4 children, I definitely keep busy at home, too. After running the kids to activities and taking care of the house, I enjoy drawing, painting, cutting hair and tending to my gardens."

Audrey– ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT- "New to Sleepwatchers in 2017, I can honestly say I have found my second home! My responsibilities include patient and insurance billing, appointment scheduling, answering phones and various office duties. I am learning the ropes here fast, and I look forward to growing with Sleepwatchers for many years to come. In my spare time, I am mother to two wonderful children, and I am married to the most supportive man in the world. Hobbies include cooking, swimming and spending time with my family. I enjoy the peace and quiet when possible, especially when I can indulge in a scoop of Culver’s vanilla custard!" ;)

Qualifications

In 2008, we achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) as a durable medical equipment supplier. We are also partnered with the National Sleep Foundation in community sleep awareness (CSAP) and have a membership in good standing with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Sleepwatchers holds current professional and general liability insurance to ensure the safety of every person in our facility.

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