Sleep Center Featured in UHealth Discovery Series

From earplugs to exercise, Jennifer Diaz de Villegas had tried everything to conquer her ongoing insomnia. Then a friend told her about the UHealth Sleep Center. There, assistant professor Alexandre R. Abreu got to the root of Jennifer’s problem, helping the middle school guidance counselor learn that her insomnia was more psychological than anything else.

“He understood what I was experiencing and gave me the tools to help me manage my insomnia,” says Jennifer, who wore a watch that tracked her movements during sleep and kept a journal to monitor caffeine intake.

Jennifer’s ability to overcome insomnia with the help of the UHealth Sleep Center is one of the many success stories that are being told in an advertising campaign highlighting UHealth – The University of Miami Health System. The UHealth Discovery Series, which features daily ads in The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald through the end of July, showcases the health system’s state-of-the-art clinical care and clinicians, well-known centers of excellence and lesser-known specialties, the promise of biomedical research, and heartening stories that reflect UHealth’s compassion and impact on patients’ lives and the community. To see some of the ads, visit the new UHealth Discovery Series website.

If you or a family member have had a positive experience with UHealth, UM invites you to share your story. It may be a UHealth representative who helped you schedule an appointment, a compassionate physician who took the time to explain test results and review treatment options, or a nurse who turned a routine screening into an enjoyable encounter. Please send your story to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

“Each and every one of us should take pride in the lifesaving work that occurs at UHealth every day,” Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dean of the Miller School, and CEO of UHealth, wrote in a recent letter to medical campus faculty and staff. “We are delighted that, through this campaign, we will have an opportunity to recognize many of the programs and people who represent us so well.”

About UHealth

Powered by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s groundbreaking research, UHealth has more than 1,100 doctors representing more than 100 medical subspecialties. Approximately 400 UHealth physicians are honored in regional and national rankings, including Best Doctors, Top Doctors, and Super Doctors. Visit for more information.

You can save between $5 and $25 in copays each time you visit your primary care physician or specialist just by using a UM provider. If you need to be hospitalized or require surgery, the savings increase.

To schedule an appointment with a UHealth physician, call UHealth Connect at 305-243-CARE (2273).

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