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Meet Our Physicians

Not all sleep centers staff Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, and that can make a big difference in the quality of your sleep study.

The physicians at Georgia Regents Sleep Center are supported by the area’s largest team of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT) in the Augusta, Georgia, area. These skilled medical professionals have met rigorous requirements and passed extensive examinations by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. They have the skills and experience needed to perform sleep studies that ensure more accurate readings and better outcomes. A board certified sleep medicine physician will then interpret the studies, make a diagnosis and develop a plan of care.

Georgia Regents Sleep Center in Augusta, Ga., offers multidisciplinary sleep medicine care by a team of physicians with a breadth and depth of expertise unmatched in the area. In addition to three board certified sleep specialists, the team includes:

  • Adult and pediatric pulmonologists 
  • Adult and pediatric neurologists 
  • Adult and pediatric otolaryngologists (ENT specialists)
  • Dentists who are members of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine 
  • Psychologists 
  • Other specialists 

These caregivers treat sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders with therapies ranging from behavioral changes to medications to breathing devices to surgery to remove adenoids, tonsils and excess throat tissue.

Team members include:

Dr. Amy Blanchard
Medical Director

Dr. Blanchard is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine as well as being board certified in pulmonary care and critical care. She has years of experience diagnosing and treating complex sleep disorders and truly understands how sleep apnea, narcolepsy and parasomnias disrupt lives of patients and their families.

Dr. Thomas Dillard
 
Thomas A. Dillard, MD
Dr. Dillard is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is also board certified in pulmonology. He has years of experience treating sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. 
 Dr. Michael Groves Michael Groves, MD
Dr. Stil Kountakis Stil Kountakis, MD
Dr. Yong Park
 
Yong D. Park, MD
Dr. Park is board certified in pediatric neurology and sleep medicine. He specializes in epilepsy, nocturnal seizures and other neurologic sleep disorders in children.  
Kathleen T. McKie, MD
  Scott S. DeRossi
Department Chair, Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences
  Andrew Kious, DDS
Dr. Kious is a board certified dentist and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and teeth grinding. 
Rebecca Jump, Ph.D.
A clinical psychologist, Dr. Jump provides cognitive behavioral therapy to patients suffering from insomnia or other sleep disorders related to psychological issues such as depression and post traumatic stress syndrome. 

What’s more, these physicians have easy access to the more than 400 physicians who practice at Georgia Regents Medical Center, representing virtually every medical specialty.