Outpatient Clinic & Surgical Services
Selden Spencer, MD,
in conjunction with somniTech
Specialty: Sleep Medicine
Certified by: National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board
of Psychiatry and Neurology; Accredited Clinical Polysonographer;
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
Common Reasons You May Need a 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
- 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
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.