A new partnership seeks to broaden the reach of programs designed to fight sleep apnea on a broader, national basis to a wider mix of transportation companies.

REM Medical Corp. and U.S. HealthWorks – a provider of physical exams for Dept. of Transportation (DOT) licensing – are joining forces to provide comprehensive sleep apnea screening, diagnostic, physician evaluation, treatment and compliance follow-up for drivers though REM Medical’s national network of 123 medical centers.

“Sleep apnea is a growing concern among regulators and employers,” noted Andrew Parker, M.D., senior vp-northwest regional operations for U.S. HealthWorks. "By providing additional sleep apnea screening services, we can ensure prompt care to get drivers safely back on the road within days. For employers, this is a cost-effective and feasible strategy to address the growing cost and dangers of drivers who are drowsy due to sleep apnea."

“By providing easy access to care, we can be less disruptive to the drivers and employers and more responsive to their need for cost-effective diagnosis and treatment,” added Russell Benaroya, CEO of REM Medical. “Our program combines the leadership of U.S. HealthWorks in occupational medicine services and our physician leadership in sleep medicine to meet the needs of customers.”