Description of Clinical Expertise
Board certified in Sleep Medicine for 20 years, Dr. Schutte-Rodin sees patients with all types of sleep disorders including apnea, insomnia, restless legs, sleep-related movement disorders, circadian rhyhtm disorders, narcolepsy and other sleep disorders.
Dr. Schutte-Rodin is one of the only MDs in the US or world who is both boarded in Sleep Medicine and certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She was Chairperson for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Task Force for the Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Insomnia 2006-2008.
Dr. Schutte-Rodin is Director of the Penn CPAP Program and CPAP Clinic. CPAP chronic management is labor intensive, requires a team of support staff, and requires interfacing CPAP softwares/databases and long term CPAP data tracking. Now the standard of CPAP data tracking, the Penn Sleep Centers was one of the first US sleep centers to network on-line CPAP data. To assist patients with CPAP support, the Penn CPAP Program includes a free, on-site, “walk-in” clinic that services ~3000 free visits per year (since 2003).
As the Clinical Outcomes Program Director of the Penn Sleep Centers, Dr. Schutte-Rodin's group has been developing e-questionnaires for clinical and research use. Goals of the e-questionnaire use are: (1) to use EMR's and technology to improve patient communications, data management, and EMR visit documentation (2) to systematically collect and use repeated outcomes measures in a patient-reported outcomes database.