PINEHURST – A health care professional with a background in respiratory care and sleep technology has been named manager of the FirstHealth of the Carolinas Sleep Disorders Centers.
A Seven Lakes resident, Ginger Gentry, RPSGT, RRT, RCP, is a registered respiratory therapist and polysomnographic technologist. She received an associate degree in respiratory care from Sandhills Community College before earning her bachelor’s degree in neurodiagnostics and sleep disorders from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Prior to assuming her current position, Gentry was a respiratory therapist with FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, a sleep technologist with Sandhills Neurologists in Pinehurst and a respiratory care specialist with SleepMed Therapy in Pinehurst, where she was responsible for the daily management of the sleep lab.
FirstHealth has a Sleep Disorders Center at Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham, Montgomery Memorial Hospital in Troy and Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. The sleep studies conducted at each location are used to diagnose sleep disorders, which typically include:
- Sleep disordered breathing, which may be caused by certain obstructive or central nervous system disorders
- Problems staying awake (from conditions such as narcolepsy)
- Problems with sleep-disruptive behaviors (such as sleepwalking, night terrors or bed-wetting)
- Problems with daytime sleepiness or insomnia (from conditions such as sleep disruptive sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome)
For more information on the services offered by FirstHealth’s Sleep Disorders Program, call (800) 213-3284.