Jakdej Nikomborirak, MD
Atlas Sleep Diagnostics is excited to announce our new medical director, Jakdej Nikomborirak, MD. “Dr. Jak” as he is known, is board certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine, and also holds certifications in internal and pulmonary medicine. He spends a great deal of his time working within rural sleep clinics throughout Washington state in an effort to ensure screening, diagnosis and treatment is available to anyone suffering with sleep apnea or other sleep disorders. We are honored to have such a knowledgeable and dedicated pillar of the sleep community join our team.
As medical director, Dr. Jak will be leading our team as we expand our scope and begin offering more consultation, diagnostic and treatment services to our patients. As we begin this journey we will also be working towards our accreditation with The American Board of Sleep Medicine, to ensure our sleep center is meeting the most rigorous standards in the field of Sleep!
Marsha Fulton, RPSGT
Marsha is a board registered polysomnographic technologist through the BRPT (Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists) and her career in sleep medicine began about 11 years ago. She finds that professional development comes not only from education and on the job experience, but also by broadening her scope of learning by being involved in field related associations and community events. She is an active member of the BRPT and the AAST (Amercian Association of Sleep Technologists) for this reason.
During her time in the field, she has been involved in the development of 2 sleep centers and durable medical equipment programs. She implemented the protocols, quality assurance program and standards of operation in order to prepare for and pass two AASM accreditation site visits for one of the 2 sleep centers. Along with this she served as the community liaison and worked in the field to promote education on sleep disorders, screening for sleep disorders and services offered. She has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the etiology of most sleep disorders and the recommended therapies; and possess the comfort in relaying this information to other medical professionals as well as to patients.
Insurance contracts and reimbursement, prior authorizations, coding and billing for sleep procedures and DME are other arenas that she has a great deal of experience and understanding. She also has experience in business development, marketing and public speaking.
In the past she worked with the American Sleep Apnea Association to set up a local chapter support group called A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, well and keeping energetic). This was a volunteer position that allowed her to further her desire and passion to provide resources and education to people of the community that have sleep disorders.
She currently holds a position at Highline College where she serves as the Director of Polysomongraphy and professor of online courses for the polysomongraphy program. She oversees the curriculum and maintains the standards for the accreditation through the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This positions allows her to pursue her passion for education and patient care to ensure our communities have well trained technologists available to help educate, screen and treat the many people that have untreated sleep disorders.
Lastly, she is the Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Washington State Sleep Society. This position keeps her active in the community and allows her to help in the organization and production of local sleep seminars that help technologists and other sleep professionals maintain their education and skills.
Most of all, Marsha is passionate about sleep and is extremely energetic to make a difference in increasing the quality of life of those in our community and beyond.
Gina is a board registered polysomnographic technologist through the BRPT (Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists) and her career in sleep medicine began in 2005. She most enjoys working directly with patient’s to help improve quality of life, relationships, and health through solving sleep problems.
Gina started her career in Valdosta Georgia in 2005 while her husband was still in the Airforce. Upon returning to the Pacific Northwest in 2006 she worked for a prominent sleep physician in the Olympia area until he retired in 2014. She started with us at Atlas Sleep Diagnostics shortly after. During her time in the field, she has worked directly with patient’s running overnight attended sleep studies, attended day time sleep studies, Home Sleep Testing, setting up patient’s with CPAP therapy, providing support for therapy as well as PAP supplies. Along with this she served as the community liaison and worked in the field to promote education on sleep disorders, screening for sleep disorders and services offered. She has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the etiology of most sleep disorders and the recommended therapies; and possess the comfort in relaying this information to patients and their family.
In the past, Gina has worked with Marsha Fulton to organize and provide patient education and support of therapies with a local chapter support group called A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, well and keeping energetic). This was a volunteer position that allowed her to provide resources and education to people within community that have sleep disorders.
Last but certainly not least, Gina is passionate about sleep and provides a caring and well understood approach to sleep for patients. She has a down to earth personality that helps put patients at ease. Her goal is to increase the quality of life of those in our community and beyond, as well as provide awareness for sleep disorders and treatment options.