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Sleep Center Team

Rogue Valley Sleep Center Staff

Providers, Program Leaders, Sleep Staff

Providers

Joe Schoenhals, MD 
Medical Director

Dr. Joseph Schoenhals,

is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine, and Sleep Disorders. He earned his medical degree from the University of Utah and received specialty training at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Schoenhals joined Pulmonary Consultants in June 2003 and maintains a full-time clinical practice in pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders. Dr. Schoenhals is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and also serves as the Medical Director for the Rogue Valley Sleep Center.

John Ordal, MD

Dr. John Ordal,

is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Sleep Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine and received specialty training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Ordal joined Pulmonary Consultants and Sleep Specialists in July 1981 and maintains a full-time clinical practice in pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders. Dr. Ordal is a member of the American College of Physicians.

Dan F. Fennell, MD

Dr. Dan Fennell,

is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Critical Care. He earned his medical degree and specialty training from the University of Colorado Health Science Center School of Medicine. Dr. Fennell joined Pulmonary Consultants and Sleep Specialists in July 1989 and maintains a full-time clinical practice in pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders. Dr. Fennell is a member of the American College of Physicians and has a special interest in sleep disorders.

Byron Brad Telford, MSN, FNP

Byron Brad Telford,

earned his BSN degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in June 1995. He worked initially for RVMC and subsequently for Providence Medical Center in Medford, Oregon. He returned to school for an advanced degree in 1998 completing an MSN and Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Western University of Health Sciences in 2000. He practiced in an Urgent and Primary Care facility for several years before joining Pulmonary Consultants and Sleep Specialists in 2002 where he has maintained a full-time clinical practice in pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders.

Program Leaders

Beth Mortonson, RPSGT
Clinical Manager

Beth Mortonson,

trained in sleep medicine at the University of Massachusetts, Neurodiagnostic department in the 1990s, where she worked as Chief Technologist and became a registered Polysomnographic Technologist in 1998. She became the Clinical Manager of the MetroWest Sleep Disorders Center in Natick, Massachusetts in 1998 and managed it for over 9 years prior to starting with the Rogue Valley Sleep Center in 2007.

Nic Butkov, RPSGT
Education Coordinator

Nic Butkov,

is an internationally recognized educator and author. He trained in sleep medicine at the Stanford University Sleep Disorders Center in the early 1980s, where he participated in some of the early clinical trials of continuous positive airway (CPAP) therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.

Nic Butkov is Education Coordinator for the Rogue Valley Sleep Center, Director of the School of Clinical Polysomnography and longstanding faculty member of the Stanford-based School of Sleep Medicine in California. He is an independent consultant and presenter at national and regional conferences. A native Russian speaker, Nic assisted in the staff training and development of the first clinical sleep facility in Russia during the mid 1990s. During 2005–2007, Nic served on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine committee for the revision of the Rechtschaffen and Kales Sleep Scoring Manual. In 2002, Nic received the Sharon Keenan, PhD Award for excellence in education, and in 2007, the Elliot D. Weitzman, MD Service Award for contribution to the growth and development of the sleep technology profession.

Publications:
Butkov N: Atlas of Clinical Polysomnography, 2nd Edition (Volumes I and II). Medford, OR, Synapse Media, 2010.

Butkov N: Atlas of Clinical Polysomnography, 1st Edition (Volumes I and II). Medford, OR, Synapse Media, 1996.

Butkov N, Lee-Chiong TL (eds): Fundamentals of Sleep Technology. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2007.

Butkov N: Polysomnography. In Lee-Chiong TL, Sateia MJ, Carskadon MA: Sleep medicine. Philadelphia, Hanley and Belfus, 2002.

Romanov AI, Belov AM, Kalistov DY, Romanov EA, Butkov N, Raphaelson M: Sleep Center Management and Methodology. Moscow, Russia, Slovo, 1997.

Butkov N: All-Night Sleep Recording (video and manual). Ashland, OR, Synapse Media, 1994.

Butkov N, Nino-Murcia G: Electrode Application (video and manual). Ashland, OR, Synapse Media, 1993.

Butkov N, Nino-Murcia G: Introduction to the Polysomnograph (video and manual). Synapse Media, Ashland, OR, 1993.

Michael Schwartz, MS, RPSGT
Insomnia Education Coordinator

Michael Schwartz,

earned his masters degree in Physiological Psychology from San Francisco State University and was trained as a sleep technologist at Western Medical Center in Anaheim, CA and became a registered Polysomnographic Technologist in 1990.  Michael supervised the Rogue Valley Sleep Center from 1995 to 2000.  In 2008 he became the Insomnia Education Coordinator and is a speaker and lecturer on the subject of insomnia in various venues within the community.  He is the Co-founder of the School of Clinical Polysomnography and is an on-line instructor at the Oregon Institute of Technology's Polysomnography program.

Dan Dumore, RPSGT, RT
Lead Night Technologist

Dan Dumore,

earned his associates degree from Rogue Community College and started working at the Rogue Valley Sleep Center in 2001.  He became a registered Polysomnographic Technologist in 2002 and pursued his respiratory degree, working in all aspects of respiratory care including critical care OB, and emergency medicine.  He became Chief Technologist in 2008 and is a clinical instructor for Oregon Institute of Technology's Polysomnography program.

 


 

Sleep Staff

Tanya Breshears, CRT
Anna Chase. Office Assistant
Teresa Couch, RPSGT & Office Assistant
Gretchen Crowl, RPSGT
Brittany DiCarolis, RPSGT
Wanda Hendley, RPSGT
Mitch Klaich, RPSGT & Physician Liaison
Kevin Ludwig, RPSGT, CRT
Lauren Nelson, RPSGT
Dianne Vidaurri, RPSGT, RT

Locations

2650 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford, OR 97504

541-789-7000