Steven Y. Park, M.D., Otolaryngologist


Steven Y. Park, M.D., is a surgeon, blogger [(doctorstevenpark.com)] (http://www.doctorstevenpark.com), and author of the book Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals the #1 Reason Why So Many of Us Are Sick and Tired. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is a board-certified otolaryngologist specializing in diagnosing and treating sleep-breathing problems such as obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, and upper airway resistance syndrome.

Park lectures regularly to the medical field and to the general public about the importance of proper breathing while we sleep, something most people take for granted. Dr. Park is frequently invited to speak on radio shows and at seminars and workshops about how people can breathe better, sleep better, and live better.


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