Outpatient Clinic & Surgical Services

Sleep Medicine

Selden Spencer, MDDr. Courtney Whitney, in conjunction with somniTech

Specialty: Sleep Medicine

Certified by: National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Accredited Clinical Polysonographer; Neurosonology

Joined Story Medical in: 2011

Affiliated with: SomniTech & McFarland Clinic, PC

Education & Accomplishments: Dr. Spencer received his bachelors of arts degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. He went on to study medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks, ND. He completed his internship in neurology  at San Joaquin General Hospital in Stockton, CA, and his neurology residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He also did a fellowships as an associate professor at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, and Washington University, in St. Louis.

For more information on making an appointment with Dr. Spencer, patients should talk to their primary care provider for a referral. Find a clinic close to you!

Common Reasons You May Need a Sleep Study:

Sleep Study
  • Loud snoring. The person may alternate between snoring very loudly and being very quiet. Periods of silence may be followed by gasps or snorting sounds.
  • Observed pauses in breathing. The sleeping partner may notice that the sufferer has temporarily stopped breathing.
  • Excessive sleepiness. He or she may fall asleep inappropriately. The person may wake up tired, even after a full night’s sleep.
  • Morning headaches.
  • Increased neck size.
  • Trouble concentrating or forgetfulness.
  • Frequent nighttime awakenings and urination.
  • Irritability or other mood changes.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Restlessness at night.

Sleep Studies at Story Medical

We know how important a good night’s sleep is in helping your body restore and function at its best. We also know that figuring out WHY you're not getting proper sleep is a difficult task. There are many reasons that may be keeping you from healthy rest, and your healthcare provider may recommend a sleep study to get to the root of the problem. 

A sleep study is a noninvasive, pain-free procedure that usually requires spending a night in one of Story Medical's sleep rooms. During the night various sleep patterns are monitored by a sleep technician. Our sleep rooms are spacious and ensure your comfort and privacy. Each room is outfitted to be as close to home as possible with a comforter for your bed, extra pillows, a sound machine/alarm clock and more. In addition, every room has a private bathroom and shower for your convenience.

After a study is complete, the data is tabulated by a technologist and presented to board-certified sleep physician, Dr. Selden Spencer, for interpretation. 

To find out more information on sleep studies at Story County Medical Center, please call 515-382-7736. SomniTech, Inc. partners with Story Medical to provide it's sleep medicine services. They have been providing sleep diagnostic and treatment services since 1992. If you have any questions for SomniTech, feel free to call their office at 515-226-0900.