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Sharon L. Schutte-Rodin, MD, DABSM, CBSM

Sharon L. Schutte-Rodin, MD, DABSM, CBSM Physician

CPAP Program and Clinical Outcomes Program Director, Penn Sleep Centers
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dr. Schutte-Rodin is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Sleep Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Sleep Medicine (ABSM), 1994

Clinical Expertise:

  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPD)
  • Idiopathic Hypersomnolence
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders in the Elderly
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleepiness

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 ~4500 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.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Residency: Akron City Hospital
Residency: UMass Memorial Medical Center
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Memberships

American Academy of Sleep Medicine, National Independence Blue Cross, Medical Policy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Schutte-Rodin is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Schutte-Rodin is a clinician whose current clinical research projects involve apnea and associated disorders, CPAP device and data tracking technology, insomnia, and electronic questionnaires. She was the PI for a large CPAP clinical trial involving a comparison of mask designs, patient preferences, and outcomes.
Previous experience with the Sleep Alliance (Stanford, Wisconsin, St. Luke's, and Harvard) sleep questionnaire led to the development of the Penn Sleep Q, a mypennmed e-questionnaire that allows patients to enter visit data directly into Epic. Previous data entry was primarily by providers rather than patients. Patient entered data, known as Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO's), has many advantages. Patients consider the visit questions prior to the visit and save time for both patient and provider prior to, and during, the visit. This allows more face-to-face visit time with providers. PRO data can be used to track the patient's progress before and during treatment. Further, PRO data also allows data analysis for quality care improvement.
Sleep Medicine is one of the only medical treatments whose compliance is data driven. CPAP use is monitored via modems/SD cards. Documentation of CPAP compliance is required for ongoing insurance coverage of CPAP. CPAP data management is critical. We work closely with DME (CPAP companies) to provide "team" CPAP care. We also recognized the need to interface the CPAP data in Epic. Penn Sleep built the first real-world HL-7 CPAP data interfaces with Epic. We believe in using Epic technology to leverage "best practice" sleep medicine and CPAP care.

Selected Publications:

Garland SN, Chakravorty S, Morales K, Nesom G, Doghramji K, Goldberg R, Khader W, Schutte-Rodin S, Perlis M: A Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial of CBT-I +/- Armodafinil in Patients with Insomnia Comorbid with Sleep Apnea Sleep 39 : A216-217,2016.

Kuna ST, Shuttleworth D, Chi L, Schutte-Rodin S, Friedman E, Guo H, Dhand S, Yang L, Zhu J, Bellamy SL, Volpp KG, Asch DA: Web-based access to positive airway pressure usage with or without an initial financial incentive improves treatment use in patients with obstructive sleep apnea SLEEP 38 (8): 2015.

Schutte-Rodin S, Staley B, Hurley S, Maislin G: Comparison of Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) Using Recording Time versus Sleep Time Sleep 37 : A373-374,2014.

Kuna ST, Shuttleworth D, Chi L, Schutte-Rodin S, Friedman E, Guo H, Yang L, Zhu J, Bellamy S, Asch D, Volpp K: Impact of an initial financial incentive on long-term adherence to positive airway pressure treatment in patients with OSA 13th International Symposium of Sleep and Breathing : 2013.

Fields BG, Schutte-Rodin S, Perlis ML, Myers M: Master’s-Level Practitioners as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Providers: An Underutilized Resource Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 9 (10): 1093-1096,2013.

Yang Y, Spencer G, Schutte-Rodin S, Brensinger C, Metz DC: Gastroesophageal reflux and sleep events in obstructive sleep apnea European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 25 (9): 1017-1023,2013.

Fields BG, Schutte-Rodin S, Myers M, Perlis ML: Nurse practitioners (NPs) as cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia (CBT-I) providers: An underutilized resource Journal Sleep Disorders Therapy : 2013.

Schutte-Rodin S, Hurley S, Myers M: Defining CPAP use times affects insurance coverage of ongoing CPAP Sleep 36 : A413,2013.

Schutte-Rodin S, Pack F, Maislin G, Gehrman P, Hueter M, Pack A: Patients prefer electronic questionnaires over paper questionnaires Sleep 35 : A430,2012.

Schutte-Rodin S, Pack F, Maislin G, Gehrman P, Hueter M, Pack A: Feasibility pilot study of a web-based standardized sleep questionnaire Sleep 35 : A430,2012.

Academic Contact Info

CPAP Program and Clinical Outcomes Program Director, Penn Sleep Centers
3624 Market Street, Suite 201

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7772
Fax: (215) 615-3671
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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