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Asante Sleep Center Team

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Michael Presti, MD, PhD - Medical Director

Michael Presti, MD

Dr. Presti is board-certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine. earned his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. Dr. Presti also earned his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Florida. He then completed both his residency and fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

John Ordal, MD

John Ordal, MD

Dr. 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 Asante Physician Partners 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

Dr. 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 Asante Physician Partners 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

Bryan Telford, FNP

Bryan Telford earned his BSN degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in June 1995. He worked initially for Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center 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 Asante Physician Partners 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 Asante 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 Asante 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, CCSH
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 Asante 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.


Sleep Staff

Adam Baird, RPSGT, CCSH

Mary Boesl, Office Assistant

Tanya Breshears, CRT, RPSGT

Anthony Brown, BA, RPSGT, CCSH & Sleep Information Liaison

Topanga Brown, RPSGT

Erica Christensen, Office Assistant

Teresa Couch, RPSGT & Office Assistant

Brittany DiCarolis, RPSGT, CCSH

Mitch Klaich, RPSGT, CCSH

Kevin Ludwig, RPSGT, CRT, CCSH

Mitch Ludwig, RPSGT

Lauren Nelson, RPSGT

Heather Rhodes, RPSGT, CCSH

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As the largest healthcare provider in nine counties, Asante provides comprehensive medical care to more than 580,000 people throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California. Our facilities include Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners and additional healthcare partnerships throughout the region.

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