California Sleep Center is headed by its Medical Director Sunit R. Patel, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.A.B.S.M. Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
M.D.: Bombay University & Grant Medical College, Bombay India
Residency Training: Internal Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI
Fellowship Training: Sleep Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH Pulmonary Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundatio, OH Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH
Membership: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Member (AASM) American College of Chest Physicians, Member (ACCP) Society of Critical Care, Associate Member American Medical Association, Member (AMA) California State Medical Association, Member Merced-Mariposa Asthma Coalition, Member
A few words from the expert: Sleep problems are very common in our community. Many people suffer from serious sleep disorders without being aware that a problem exists. As a physician, I help my patients overcome these problems and decide on the best course of action. I have been practicing sleep medicine for over 10 years and never imagined that this field would be se fulfilling and rewarding. The best part of my job and the most satisfying is seeing so many satisfied patients thanking me for improving their quality of life. My goal as a physician is to educate the public as well as other healthcare providers on the importance and serious effects of untreated sleep disorders. I would like to continue to see so many happy patients as well as the many lives that have been turned around for the better!
Dr. Sunit Patel completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Brown University, Rhode Island an Ivy League Institution and then completed his Fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. Dr. Sunit Patel is Board Certified in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Patel successfully completed the Amercian Board of Sleep Medicine speciality board exams in 1995.
He has the distinction of being the only Fellowship trained Board Certified Sleep Specialist, in Merced County. Dr. Patel is currently the Medical Director California Sleep Center's in Merced, Turlock and Los Banos. He is also the Medical Director for Mercy Merced Medical Center's Respiratory Department. Dr. Patel is a Clinical Associate Professor at UC Davis and Touro University.
He has been practicing in Merced County for the past 14 years and in Stanislaus county for the past 9 years. Dr. Patel was the first Sleep Specialist to introduce Sleep Medicine to our community, opening the first sleep lab in Merced in 1995. Six years later in 2001, he opened his first privately owned State-of-the-Art sleep center in Turlock, and subsequently he opened his third sleep lab in Los Banos in 2007. Dr. Patel is actively looking into serving other communities in the near future.