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Our Philosophy

At the Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders, our medical staff recognizes that patients with disorders of sleep and wakefulness require special attention. Our evaluation and treatment methods are based on a multidisciplinary, scientific approach to identifying and managing sleep/wake disorders. Our goal is to deliver individualized, comprehensive care by taking the time to understand your problem, make a correct diagnosis and plan an effective course of treatment.

Patient Registration


If you are a NEW patient, complete the new patient registration and questionnaire forms above. We will confirm receipt of your submission within 48-72 hours, and then we will contact you to schedule an appointment. Please remember to fill out our form authorizing us to communicate with you via email, as this greatly facilitates our ability to reach you to schedule.


Forms & Resources


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Clinical Research Trials

At The Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders, we believe that the exploration of innovative treatments and new medications for sleep disorders is essential to the growth of the field. Our participation in research studies keeps us on the forefront of sleep-related healthcare and allows us to offer our patients pioneering treatments for their disorders, if they wish to participate. Our research covers a variety of areas of study. Learn More »

Fully Accredited by the AASM

The Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The AASM developed its Standards for Accreditation to promote excellence in the provision of medical care for patients with sleep disorders. The Standards for Accreditation address the prerequisites for structural, professional and human resource, clinical and technical standards, emergency and quality assurance methods required for accreditation by the AASM. An AASM accreditation offers assurance to patients and referring physicians that the accredited facility is recognized nationally as a resource for expertise in sleep medicine.

Professional Staff




Meagan Rizzo, MD


Meagan Rizzo, MD joined us in November 2023, bringing with her 20 years of experience as an Army physician, specializing in sleep medicine.
Most recently, Dr. Rizzo was the Chief of the Sleep Disorder Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where she served active duty, retirees, and dependents of all ages.
She also served in the prestigious role as a Specialty Consultant to the White House Medical Unit while at WRNMMC, where she was the sole sleep provider for senior government leaders.
When she’s not working, Dr. Rizzo enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children. Dr. Rizzo has always been committed to fitness. In her free time you can find her in the pool, on a bike, or on the run. She has completed two half iron man races and countless other triathlons.


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Contact The Center For Sleep & Wake Disorders

5454 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1335

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

mail at sleepdoc dot com

Phone: 301-654-1575

Fax: 301-654-5658

Need some guidance and general information? Check out our comprehensive information and useful links page that covers everything from what is a “good night’s sleep” to links to sleep-related organizations around the world.

Wondering about what payment options we are accepting, late fees, or our list of participating insurance providers? All that information is at your finger tips.

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