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Dr.Franklin Douglis is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, and Throat) and has passed his certification in Sleep Medicine.  Dr. Douglis is a recent Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.  He attended the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and completed his specialty training at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He has a strong interest in general health and overall wellness.  Dr. Douglis has been practicing medicine in Conroe, Montgomery County Texas, Spring, Harris County Texas and the Houston area since 1982.  This site is intended for U.S. Residents only.

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The Apnea Hypopnea Index

A methodology to measure sleep apnea

The Apnea Hypopnea Index or AHI is one measure of the severity of a patient's Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  It is defined as the number of episodes of Apnea (breathing is completely blocked) and Hypopnea (breathing is partly blocked) occurred on average every hour during the sleep study.