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Award-winning Cooper Clinic adds sleep medicine to its preventive medicine offerings

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Cooper Clinic added sleep medicine to their preventative medicine services, including nighttime diagnosis, nighttime CPAP titration, and daytime sleep studies.

Cooper Clinic, part of the Cooper Aerobics Health and Wellness System, offers multi-specialty preventative medicine assessments and treatment plans. Dr. Sonya Merrill, the physician who brings sleep medicine to the Cooper Clinic, comes from her private practice, Dallas Sleep Medicine Specialists, PLLC.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Dr. Sonya Merrill to the Cooper Clinic team,” said Dr. Camron Nelson, MD, President and CEO of Cooper Clinic. “Dr. Merrill’s expertise in diagnosing and managing sleep disorders allows us to expand our preventative medical offerings because sleep plays such an important role, yet is one of the most underappreciated aspects of our overall health.

Other services at Cooper Clinic include optometry, breast health, cardiology, preventive and aesthetic dermatology, direct medicine, gastroenterology and imaging, and our dietitians offer a variety of nutrition services.

But what does a Cooper Clinic exam look like?

For those taking an exam. the day begins around 7:00-8:30 am. Due to fasting requirements, blood work is first, followed by a complimentary meal at Cedars Woodier Grill. Next, a doctor will conduct a one-on-one consultation including a detailed medical history, a thorough medical examination with treadmill/bicycle stress test, dual source CT scan, skin cancer screening and nutritional consultation, physical examination test results and a personalized plan. Results are all obtained that day, although a written report is also mailed.

If elected or medically indicated, cardiovascular screening, imaging procedures, breast health, medical screening, gastroenterology consultation and imaging, consolation and cosmetic dermatology services, and new sleep screening can be added.