Webinar | Practical Sleep Medicine

In our current Society there is a significant strain put on people to obtain an adequate amount of sleep in order to be able to function well in their daily activities.  In the United States it is estimated that more than 40 million people have chronic sleep problems and up to 60% of the population will have problems of insomnia during the course of any year.  Insufficient sleep may result in automobile crashes, mood disorders, workplace accidents and errors.  Also, sleep disorders may have negative effects on general health or may be signs of underlying health problems

In this discussion we will try to focus on two significant sleep issues relating to insufficient sleep quality, insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea.  We will also touch upon the basics of normal sleep and the benefits of sleep.  Hopefully with some suggestions on how to get a good night sleep.

The mission of the Zahra Hasanaat Health Initiative is to Educate, Engage, and Empower the community to improve their health.

The webinar series was successfully launched in Shehrullah al-Mo’azzam 1436H. The first webinar delivered by Dr. Fehmida Chipty on Gastroesophageal Reflux (acid reflux or heartburn) and the second webinar delivered by Dr. Quresh Khairullah was on “Hypertension: Recognizing and Dealing with the Tensions of High Blood Pressure.”  Both received a terrific response (in case you missed it, please send an email to info@fatemidawat.com to receive link to view a replay of Dr. Chipty’s and Dr. Khairullah’s presentation).

The third 30 minute live webinar entitled “Practical sleep medicine” was delivered by Dr. Najmuddin S. Patwa, M.D on 8 raat of Zil Hijja (Sunday, 20th September) at 8.30PM IST (10:30AM EST ). Participants had an opportunity to ask questions to Dr. Najmuddin S. Patwa towards the end of the talk. 

Dr. Najmuddin S. Patwa, M.D.is a board certified physician in the fields of Internal medicine, Pulmonary medicine, and Sleep medicine, with additional training and certification in Critical Care medicine. Currently he is the Medical director of Stoneham Medical Group, medical director of the Winchester Hospital sleep disorder Center, and pulmonary service chief.  He is also involved in additional administrative activities in his hospital community. Following his education in Columbia University in New York and Hahnemann University in Philadelphia he had training in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx New York.  Pulmonary and critical care fellowships were also in the Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of medicine system where he was chief pulmonary fellow and chief critical care fellow.  He developed interest in researching the lung effects of sickle cell anemia with publications.  Previously he was employed with New York medical College as an assistant professor of medicine in pulmonary and critical care department at Metropolitan Hospital in New York.  Specifically managing a specialty clinic for patients with severe asthma. He is self-educated in sleep medicine and attained board certification from the American Board of sleep medicine and subsequently the American Board of medical specialties.