Established in 2005 by Dr. Ron Cridland, the Kelowna Sleep Clinic is the first publically funded, private sleep lab in Western Canada. It began as a Sleep Disorders Clinic with a three bed sleep lab and one physician. It has expanded to a six bed lab with three physicians operating three hundred and sixty days per year. All the doctor visits and sleep studies are covered under the Medical Services Plan of BC. Patients must be referred by a physician. We receive referrals primarily from the Interior of BC but we do see patients from all over BC, Prairies, and Yukon. We provide comprehensive sleep disorder diagnostic and treatment services and are prepared to manage all of the more than 30 sleep disorders. We have a particular interest in the non-pharmacological management of Insomnia. In addition, through a subsidiary company, Good Sleep Health Inc, we also carry CPAP and a variety of other treatment options for Obstructive.
Dr. Cridland graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1982, and received his certification with the Canadian College of Family Physicians in 1984. After practicing health promotion for a number of years, he discovered that there were a number of patients living healthy lifestyles who were not feeling as well as they should for all the effort they were making. It turned out that sleep was the missing link. This prompted him to train in Sleep Disorders Medicine in Santa Rosa, California with neurologist, Dr. Jon Sassin. Later he trained with Psychiatrist, Dr. Adam Moscovitch at the Canadian Sleep Institute in Calgary, Alberta. He became certified with the American Board of Sleep Medicine in 1999. He established the Kelowna Sleep Clinic in 2005, the Nanaimo Sleep Clinic in 2007 and the Vernon Sleep Clinic in 2018. These publicly funded clinics and labs provide consultation and diagnostic services for the full spectrum of sleep disorders. Dr. Cridland has a particular interest in the non-pharmacologic management of insomnia.
Dr. McFayden graduated from University of Manitoba with a Doctor of Medicine in 2005. He completed his residency in psychiatry in 2010. He joined the staff at the Kelowna Sleep Clinic in April 2013. He has a keen interest in sleep medicine. He obtained a certificate in Clinical Polysomnography and Sleep Medicine at the Stanford School of Sleep Medicine in 2013.
Dr. Grasswick is a psychiatrist who has worked in a variety of practice settings. She obtained her medical degree from the University of British Columbia in 1995. She completed a residency in Psychiatry at Dalhousie University in 2000, and went on to complete a Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the Royal Ottawa Hospital in 2001. She has worked in the civil and forensic mental health systems as well as in private practice. With her experience, she has recognized that restorative sleep is essential for optimal mental health and level of functioning.