Sleep Medicine

Sauk Prairie Wisconsin Sleep Medicine
CPAP Recall Notice: Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall for Continuous and Non-Continuous Ventilators (certain CPAP, BiLevel PAP and Ventilator Devices) due to two issues related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in these devices. For information on the Recall Notice, a complete list of impacted products, and potential health risks, visit Patients of our Sleep Medicine Clinic can contact us using their MyHealth Portal or by phone for questions.

Sleep Clinic Visits

Our Sleep Clinic offers in-person and video telehealth visits with our Nurse Practitioner, Kari Fisher.

A telehealth video visit allows you and the provider to see and hear each other and interact as though you were in person by using a cellphone, tablet, or computer that has a camera.  

If interested in scheduling a visit with our sleep provider, please call the Better Health Sleep Lab at 608-643-7574. 

During your visit, you will be able to: 

  • Discuss your medications
  • Discuss your symptoms
  • Get results
  • Talk with Kari as if you were in the room with her to discuss the best plan for your care   

Checking in for your scheduled telehealth visit? Click HERE to begin your telehealth visit. 

The Importance of Sleep

Do you get at least seven hours of sleep per night? 

About one in three U.S. adults don’t — but sleep is much more important than you may think. Sleep deficiency is shown to increase the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, obesity and depression. It’s also a significant threat to safety, as driver sleepiness is a factor in about 100,000 car accidents each year. 

After several nights of losing sleep — even just an hour or two per night — your ability to function can suffer as if you haven’t slept at all for a day or two. A good night’s sleep is critical because it plays so many roles in your physical and mental health: 

  • Helps your brain form new pathways that enable you to learn and retain information
  • Repairs your heart and blood vessels
  • Maintains a healthy balance of the hormones that make you feel hungry or full
  • Supports healthy growth and development
  • Boosts muscle mass and helps repair cells and tissues
  • Plays a role in puberty and fertility
  • Defends your body against foreign or harmful substances
  • Helps you pay attention, make decisions and be creative 

Sleep Clinic

The answer to sleep deficiency is not always as simple as getting to bed earlier. There are many sleep disorders that disrupt sleep and pose health risks for adults and children alike — and sleep apnea is one of the most common. 

If you’re struggling with sleep issues, rest assured there’s help available for you. Sleep medicine specialists at Sauk Prairie Healthcare are ready to listen to your symptoms, answer your questions and offer the diagnosis and treatment you need to get life back on track. 

Sleep Lab Medical Director:  Dr. Alexander Villareal
Nurse Practitioner:  Kari Fisher, DNP  

Contact Us

Better Health Center
250 26th Street, Suite 230
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578