For Duke Neurology’s  “Spotlight” interview, Raj Bhui, MD, talks about being a family medicine physician in a sleep medicine fellowship.

As a family medicine physician who wore multiple hats, one of my common roles was to help my patients and community manage their chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure (hypertension), heart failure, abnormal cholesterol (dyslipidemia), obesity, depression, diabetes, and abnormal heart rhythms (dysrhythmias). Many sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, have systemic effects when undiagnosed or undertreated and may lead to the development or deterioration of other health conditions while making them harder to control.