Doc Talk – Insomnia

Do you suffer from Insomnia? Do you need a good night’s sleep? Is your teenager struggling with getting up in the morning or with school tasks because of sleep issues? Can melatonin help your sleep? In this episode of Doc Talk, host Elise Denneny, MD and sleep specialist Dewey McWhirter, MD with Tranquility Sleep Specialists discuss why so many people struggle with insomnia and steps everyone can take to get a good night’s sleep. You can also learn some techniques to help your teenager improve their sleep pattern.

Doc Talk – Sleep Disorders and Apnea

Do you need a good night’s sleep? Are you aware that many times your lack of sleep can be due to a medical issue? In this episode of Doc Talk, host Elise Denneny, MD and sleep specialist Dewey McWhirter, MD with Tranquility Sleep Specialists discuss how lack of sleep can affect other medical conditions you might be suffering from such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, and even strokes. Find out if you should have a sleep study or if a sleep specialist could improve your nights’ sleep.

Dr. Dewey McWhirter on Up Close with Stephanie Aldrich

Many of us are trying to get by on far less shut eye than we should, and it’s having a negative impact on everything from our work performance to making us drowsy drivers. But when a lack of sleep is keeping you from functioning during the day, or if you even stop breathing at night, there are serious health consequences to consider.

Dr. Shuteye Tips: How to adjust humidity on a Resmed CPAP

Dr. Dewey McWhirter, MD shows us how to adjust humidity on a Resmed CPAP machine to enable you to be more comfortable when using it. He shows you step by step what to do to make adjustments to your machine quickly and easily.

Dr. Shuteye Tips: CPAP Desensitization

It is common for patients to have trouble getting accustomed to CPAP. Dewey McWhirter, MD goes over the CPAP desensitization process to help you adjust to your new CPAP machine.

Dr. Shuteye Tips: How to adjust the Ramp on Resmed S10 and Respironics Dreamstation Devices

Dr. Dewey McWhirter, MD shows you step by step how to adjust the ramp setting on Respironics and Resmed devices so you can comfortably fall asleep on lower pressure settings.

Dr. Shuteye Tips: How to Adjust Humidity on a Respironics CPAP

Dr. Dewey McWhirter, MD shows us how to adjust humidity on a Respironics CPAP machine to enable you to be more comfortable when using it. He shows you step by step what to do to make adjustments to your machine quickly and easily.

Dr. Shuteye Tips: Home Sleep Test Setup

Dr. Dewey McWhirter shows you how to setup your home sleep test.

Dr. Shuteye Tips: The Inspire Device

The Inspire device is a sleep apnea treatment option for patients who did not do well with CPAP.

Welcome to Tranquility Sleep Specialists

Now Offering:

North

7557 Dannaher Way Suite 240
Powell, TN 37849

West

10800 Parkside Drive, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37934

Dewey McWhirter, MD

Sleep Medicine has been Dr. McWhirter's passion for decades. He became interested in sleep medicine while dealing with his own sleep problems in high school and college. He earned degrees in English, Biochemistry, and Chemistry from Bowdoin College and the College of Charleston. He focused on sleep medicine in medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina and during his residency in Neurology at Emory University. During a Sleep Medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, he trained under some of the world's leading experts in the field of sleep medicine. Dr. McWhirter is board certified in Sleep Medicine. He has been treating patients with sleep disorders in east Tennessee since 2007. He is interested in all areas of sleep medicine but he has a special interest in narcolepsy and delayed sleep phase syndrome. Dr. Dewey McWhirter is board certified in neurology & sleep medicine by the American Board of Psychology and Neurology.

Melissa McFerran, FNP-C

Melissa McFerran received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from the East Tennessee State University in 2011 and then continued her education at the University by completing her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2015. Melissa has experience in many aspects of patient care. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Melissa worked as a nurse in both orthopedics and labor and delivery. Her hands-on experience and education have molded her into a compassionate and professional patient care provider. She takes pride in the treatment she provides to patients with sleep problems.

Caleigh Simon, NP

Caleigh graduated from nursing school in 2012 with a passion for helping others. She was very motivated to continue her education and graduated as a Nurse Practitioner from Lincoln Memorial University in 2014. While in school, she worked as a Nurse at Tennova in Gastrointestinal disease, Primary Care, and Pulmonary. After graduating and becoming a certified nurse practitioner, she worked in a gastrointestinal office along with an acute/walk-in Clinic. Caleigh is excited to be a part of Tranquility Sleep Specialists to help the community to improve their quality of life and help people sleep well.

Michelle's Bio here