Healthy sleep improves your mood and reduces stress.
Healthy sleep improves your mood and reduces stress.
Sleep is essential for peak physical and mental performance.
Good sleep makes you less susceptible to sickness and disease.
Established in 2009, the SleepCharge Program has helped thousands on their path towards better sleep. Driven by a mission to improve the sleep health of American workers and their families, SleepCharge provides a more convenient, comfortable and effective alternative to the traditional doctor's office and sleep laboratory experience.
Meet our leadership team and learn what inspires them to make a difference in the lives of individuals suffering from poor sleep.
“As a physician, helping individuals overcome sleep and health problems is personally rewarding. Working with people to unlock their potential for living a fulfilling life is what originally drew me to science and medicine at an early age. Today, it is the impact we have on scores of people through the creative use of technology and scientific data that continues to inspire my work at FusionHealth.
At its core, FusionHealth is not so much a place, but a way of thinking differently about bridging the gaps in knowledge between technology, healthcare, science, and business. The unique environment that exists at FusionHealth allows us to use the continuous flow of information from the frontiers of sleep and circadian neuroscience to develop new and practical applications that can really improve the health and wellbeing of millions of people.”
Dr. Jeffrey Durmer is a co-founder of FusionHealth and serves as Chief Medical Officer. He is responsible for the development of outcome metrics and the medical design of population sleep health programs. Dr. Durmer directs clinical research/outcomes and oversees patient care pathways for all FusionHealth sleep health management programs.
Dr. Durmer is a neurologist, systems neuroscientist and board certified sleep medicine physician with particular expertise in technology enabled sleep-health delivery systems. As one of the nation’s leading experts in applying the neuroscience of sleep and circadian rhythm biology to workplace fatigue and wellness programs, he has had the opportunity to work with many different industries and organizations to address the unique problems confronting these populations. His focus is to help people along their path of holistic well being by ensuring they receive the best care that science can provide.
Dr. Durmer serves the Federal Aviation Administration as an appointed expert for sleep medicine, fatigue and sleep-related policies. He served six years as a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation and participates in the International Restless Leg Syndrome Study Group to develop standards for diagnosis and treatment for children and adults.
In the past, he served on the Medical Advisory Board of the Healthy Trucking Association of America and currently is an adjunct Professor at Georgia State University, Department of Allied Health Sciences. Dr. Durmer directed the Emory University Sleep Laboratory and Egleston Children’s Hospital Sleep Medicine program prior to his current role at FusionHealth.
Dr. Durmer received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and doctorate of philosophy in systems neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Pitts is a Board Certified Sleep Medicine Physician with additional expertise in ENT surgery. He is board certified in sleep medicine and otolaryngology. Dr. Pitts is a member of the American College of Surgeons, and the Academies of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (AAHNS), and Otolaryngologic Allergy (AAOA). He completed his medical training at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He also completed internships in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Medical Center, and general surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University(OHSU). In addition he completed otolaryngology residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, CA and sleep medicine fellowship at FusionSleep. Dr. Pitts currently evaluates adults and children with sleep, wake, and circadian rhythm problems.
This is an exciting time for Sleep Medicine. For years, many different areas of medicine have been peripherally involved in evaluating and managing sleep problems for their patients. The disadvantage was that sleep conditions were neither fully addressed, nor their impact appreciated on the overall health of the patient.
I am fortunate to be involved with Fusion at a time when the whole specialty of Sleep Medicine is just being developed. In my years of practicing Otolaryngology, I have seen the impact poor sleep has had, not only on the quality of life, but also on the quantity of years shortened by sleep-related chronic disease.
My goal at Fusion is to contribute my skills as a member of a dedicated team of providers, from several specialties, that traditionally have participated in sleep medicine as individuals. As a result of this collaboration, we provide a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
“While sleep has been a topic of interest and research for many centuries, the field of sleep medicine has truly exploded in recent times. We now know that sleep can play a role in many chronic diseases including hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. Science has shown that sleep affects important aspects of our day-to-day lives including our perceptions, decision-making, reactions, mood, and overall quality of life. What draws me to sleep medicine is the opportunity to prevent the progression of chronic disease while simultaneously improving one’s quality of life.
FusionHealth is a unique healthcare organization that allows the delivery of the most up to date care through the use of modern technology to a large population of patients. What I love most about the program is the opportunity to deliver sleep medicine to patients who need it most: those who may not have easy access to sleep medicine physicians or have limited time to meet with a physician due to their demanding jobs. FusionHealth strives to be patient-centric so that the virtual clinic comes to the patient, and not vice versa.”
Dr. Aggarwal is a Board Certified Sleep Physician with an expertise in Internal Medicine. Dr. Aggarwal currently directs the medical operations of remote telemonitoring of patients with sleep disordered breathing while developing management protocols and providing diagnostic interpretations.
Dr. Aggarwal attended Georgia Tech on a full academic Presidential Scholarship and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Electrical Engineering. She later attended Emory University School of Medicine on the James Campbell Memorial Scholarship and there investigated airway inflammation in obese patients with asthma. After medical school, Dr. Aggarwal completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she was involved in pulmonary and sleep medicine research, authoring a review on genetic testing in pulmonary diseases, as well as a review on portable apnea testing.
After her training, Dr. Aggarwal worked as a hospitalist for a year at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, where she was involved in the treatment and management of patients admitted for acute illnesses. Her clinical and research interests include obesity hypoventilation syndrome, chronic disease associated with sleep disordered breathing, and the treatment of sleep disordered breathing as a means for disease prevention.
“As a counselor and social worker, I have a strong desire to help other’s achieve happiness and personal fulfillment. My love of health and wellness, coupled with counseling skills, allows me to effectively teach my patients and Participant Resource Center Team the importance of treating sleep disorders.
I believe that sleep is an integral part of achieving optimal health and well-being. Coaching people to get good sleep and watching them regain their vitality is what I love most about my role at FusionHealth.”
Shannon Martin-Cyr is the Director of FusionHealth’s Participant Resource Center. The PRC is comprised of our Care Team, Medical Management Team and Participant Engagement Team. These multiple resources provide support to our participants through their individualized sleep health treatment process.
Shannon has 24 years of experience in the fields of Counseling and Social Work. She had the privilege of developing and managing the State of Maine’s first children’s crisis stabilization home. Shannon later relocated to Georgia and became a Senior Community Counselor with AuPair in America. She facilitated hundreds of worldwide cultural exchanges over an 8 year period.
Shannon joined FusionHealth in 2011, as a Care Team Sleep Coach, and was promoted to Director in April of 2014.
“Having worked in the respiratory field for nearly thirty years, I have gained an appreciation for the fine art of education. Education and training are two of the fundamental building blocks of acceptance and adherence to medically necessary therapies. At FusionHealth, my team and I hold fast to these two buildings blocks, and it is through them FusionHealth is able to surpass national adherence averages.”
Scott McCown is the Director of TeleClinic Operations for FusionHealth. Scott’s responsibilities include overseeing home sleep testing, field testing, and supply chain. Before coming to FusionHealth, Scott opened and managed the Atlanta CPAP office for Lincare where he was number three in the country for growth in his first year. Scott earned his Bachelor’s of Health Services with a major in Health Administration from Florida Atlantic University and is also a registered respiratory therapist. Scott lives with his wife Margaret, an educator; children Hannah and Holly; and an Australian Shepherd, Junior.
“For over 30 years, I have worked in employer environments delivering technology and business solutions. Away from the office, my passion has been health and therapeutic recreation for individuals who need extra support. FusionHealth provides a unique opportunity for me to combine work experience and my passion for helping others through leading the team which partners with employers to deliver sleep health solutions for a healthier, safer, more productive workforce. It is a very satisfying feeling to end each day knowing that our solutions have positively impacted the health outcomes and longevity of the patients we serve.”
Jennifer Lindskoog leads account implementations and management for our clients, including member engagement strategies and program communications. Ms. Lindskoog has 30 years of experience in sales and operations, information technology at companies including Xerox and Coca Cola; where she was a member of the executive transformation team responsible for implementing the Shared Services Division.
At the Coca-Cola Company, Jennifer was a member of the executive transformation team responsible for designing and implementing the Shared Services Division and served as Director of Business Services, a $28 million operating unit responsible for global travel, car fleet management, distribution services, copying and printing, creative design, KO Information Center and training support services. In this role, Jennifer led the development of a global solution for travel called TravelSmart, resulting in $9.5 million annual savings to the Company. Jennifer was with Xerox Corporation for 13 years in technology and major account management, including responsibility for developing solutions for the aerospace and manufacturing industries; achieving $38.9 million in revenue growth. As leader of a $25 million outsourcing operation for Xerox of Georgia, Jennifer achieved second in the U.S. for revenue plan and led the client site examination for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
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