Omavi Bailey, MD, MPH
Dr. Omavi Bailey is a Somnologist, Epidemiologist, and Medical Doctor practicing pediatric and adult Sleep Medicine with board certifications from the American Board of Family Practice and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. His depth of knowledge and enthusiasm about natural and novel treatments for chronic disease prevention influences his use of sleep as an intervention to prevent chronic illnesses. His unique and holistic approach to sleep medicine integrates traditional non-invasive ventilation therapy with cutting edge solutions such as oral appliance therapy, Hypoglossal nerve stimulators, natural weight loss and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bailey’s commitment to scholarship is exemplified in his record of engagement in NIH-funded research, which has contributed to the publication of multiple articles on sleep and health disparities in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine and others.
Dr. Bailey began his medical career in Havana, Cuba where he became fluent in Spanish and later received his MD from the American International School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship training in Family Medicine and Sleep medicine at the University of Arizona where he was the first in the Department of Medicine to be awarded the prestigious NIH-funded K-12 Award in Sleep Medicine for his work on sleep and health disparities. Additionally, he received certification in Integrative medicine with the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine that has contributed greatly to the incorporation of natural therapies in his sleep medicine practice.
Today, Dr. Bailey works in the state-of-the art El Paso Sleep Center where he bases his practice in providing patient-centered and holistic care in an underserved and culturally rich population at the Texas-Mexico border. He works tirelessly to provide his patients effective, natural, and cutting edge therapies to treat sleep disorders.
Needless to say, Dr. Bailey believes strongly in the evidence based power of sleep to heal and repair the body, and prevent chronic disease.