Jana P. Kaimal, MD, FCCP

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Jana P. Kaimal, M.D. is a Board Certified sleep specialist who practices at the Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as is the only comprehensive sleep center located in Southwest Louisiana. Dr. Kaimal and his staff are committed to helping patients receive the peaceful, healthy sleep that enables them to live productive lives.

The center diagnoses and treats all sleep disorders including insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, cataplexy, shift workers sleep disorder, restless legs syndrome, parasomnias, and periodic limb movement disorder. From the initial consultation and diagnosis to the treatment plan and follow up appointments, the sleep experts at the Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana go the extra mile to ensure that the highest standards of patient care are maintained.

Dr. Kaimal and nurse practicioner Michelle Zimmerman have a combined 25 years of experience in diagnosing and treating patients’ sleep disorders. In 1944, Jana P. Kaimal was born in India in the state of Kerala. He completed his secondary, undergraduate, and medical training in India at the Institute of Medical Sciences. Doctor Kaimal then returned relocated to the United States where he completed his medical residency and his training in Pulmonology in Ohio and Michigan by the age of 30. He then practiced as a pulmonologist in local hospitals for many years and worked at Tulane University as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Kaimal realized that he wanted to open his own practice and decided to stay in “Cajun Country” after falling in love with Louisiana. He established the Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana in 2000. Nurse Practitioner Michelle Zimmerman returned to the center in 2007 after spending time at Vanderbilt University. In March 2003, a CPAP Director was also added to the staff to help patients set up and initiate CPAP therapy for those in need of sleep apnea treatment.

The Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana utilizes the latest medical technology to detect and treat sleep disorders. The four bedrooms used for sleep studies at the center have all of the comforts a patient would expect from home. Sleep studies are conducted by registered, licensed Polysomnographic Technologists each night of the week. These technicians pay close personal attention to the needs of each patient and only care for two patients per night. The sleep study process is completely painless; patients sleep comfortably in full-sized beds while the technicians monitor brain, breathing, and heart activity along with body movements and oxygen levels throughout the night.

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