Meet Our Physicians

Not all sleep centers staff Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, and that can make a big difference in the quality of your sleep study.

The physicians at Augusta University Sleep Center are supported by the area’s largest team of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT) in the Augusta, Georgia, area. These skilled medical professionals have met rigorous requirements and passed extensive examinations by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. They have the skills and experience needed to perform sleep studies that ensure more accurate readings and better outcomes. A board certified sleep medicine physician will then interpret the studies, make a diagnosis and develop a plan of care.

Augusta University Sleep Center in Augusta, Ga., offers multidisciplinary sleep medicine care by a team of physicians with a breadth and depth of expertise unmatched in the area. In addition to three board certified sleep specialists, the team includes:

  • Adult and pediatric pulmonologists 
  • Adult and pediatric neurologists 
  • Adult and pediatric otolaryngologists (ENT specialists)
  • Dentists who are members of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine 
  • Psychologists 
  • Other specialists 

These caregivers treat sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders with therapies ranging from behavioral changes to medications to breathing devices to surgery to remove adenoids, tonsils and excess throat tissue.

Meet Our Physicians:


All Sleep Disorders Specialists

Amy Blanchard, MD Pulmonary Medicine
Kate Burgner, MS, RN, APRN, FNP-C Pediatric Pulmonology
William Carroll, MD Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
Christopher Drescher, PhD Pediatric Psychology
Kathleen McKie, MD Pediatric Pulmonology
Krystal Oestreich, DNP, CPNP-PC Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
Yong Park, MD Pediatric Neurology
John Drew Prosser, MD Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
Brian Shirley, PNP-BC Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
Nicole Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP Pediatric Pulmonology