Genesis Sleep Disorders Center
The highly trained professionals of Genesis Health System Sleep Centers are available to help with the diagnosis, treatment, and the long-term management of sleep disorders.
Sleep studies, called polysomnography, are conducted with patients who show signs of sleep disorders to diagnose a particular condition such as Sleep Apnea, Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep, Insomnia, Parasomnias, and Narcolepsy.
The Sleep Disorders Center at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport opened in 1982. Our lab is a fully accredited center with neurologists and a pulmonologist specializing in sleep medicine. Our technologists have completed a 2 yr program earning an associates degree in Applied Science with a registry in Polysomnography. If you have any questions about sleep disorders or any of our clinics, you can call 563-421-1525.
Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus Sleep Center is also accredited and staffed by registered technologists knowledgeable in patient education, testing, and treatment for those suffering from sleep disorders. For more information about the Illini Sleep campus call 309-281-2440 to speak with a registered technologist.
DeWitt, Jackson County, and GMC- Aledo sleep clinics work closely with Genesis Medical Center Davenport to provide patients with comprehensive treatment and diagnostic testing. Patients may be referred to Genesis Medical Center Sleep Clinic for further specialized tests.
Genesis Sleep Disorders Center is available to answer your questions Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by calling 563-421-1523 or you can e-mail us.
Medical Director: Stephen Rasmus, MD - 563-421-1523
Manager: Vicki Loving, BA, R.EEG/EP T., RPSGT - 563-421-1524
From the Director
Dr. Stephen Rasmus discusses a Genesis Medical Center pilot project that screens patients to find out if they are at high risk for sleep apnea.
Sleep Medicine is a relatively young field. The world's first sleep center was founded at Stanford in 1970. The Genesis Sleep Center evolved from the former Mercy and St. Lukes Hospitals. We started the service in 1982 and became the second accredited sleep center in Iowa in 1986.
There are many identified types of sleep disorders, and I'm sure more to come. Significant discoveries in the past few years have increased our understanding of sleep and it's disorders. Still, we are not even sure why we need sleep, though we can't survive without it.
We have come a long way from the time when narcolepsy was thought to be a psychological problem or the dozing sleep apneic patient just lazy.
This site will periodically be updated with brief articles about various sleep disorders.
If there are specific topics of interest, please feel free to provide suggestions by e-mailing us.
Stephen Rasmus, MD