Focusing on sleep disorders with a specialty in apnea and behavioral health approaches, Dr. Debra Barnett recently joined Advanzeon Solutions Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Pharmacy Value Management Solutions, Inc. (PVMS), in Tampa, Florida.
"I am delighted to have been asked by the company to assume the role of its medical director, and to work closely with management in the further development of its sleep apnea program,” Dr. Barnett said. “It is an area that I find particularly significant in our society in that a compelling number of patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea not only go undiagnosed but, in many cases, their symptoms go completely unexplored. There is a great need for this to change.”
Barnett noted that she is currently creating a lecture series to increase awareness and education among health care professionals.
"Dr. Barnett has been working with Advanzeon in a consultant capacity for the last year and a half,” Advanzeon President Mark Heidt said. “During that period, the company has been aggressively developing, expanding and preparing for marketing its sleep apnea program, which we expect will play a very important role in the company's future and its overall behavioral health program.”
Citing her many accreditations, including her current role as president of the Greater Tampa Bay Psychiatric Society, Heidt added that Barnett has developed a significant knowledge base of various sleep disorders.
“We believe she is ideally suited to work with us in the capacity of medical director with the particular emphasis on the company's sleep apnea program," Heidt said.
Advanzeon provides behavioral health, substance abuse and pharmacy management services from its headquarters in Tampa, stressing personalized service and creative approaches.
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