Dr. Medina also worked as an attending physician at Kings County Hospital, University Hospital and VA Hospital from 1991 to 1995, and as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine, teaching both students and medical residents at the State University of New York.
During his Fellowship in Pulmonary, he was exposed to Sleep Disorders which later became the foundation of an avid passion for assisting individuals with respiratory sleep disorders.
Dr. Medina is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians, and American Academy of Sleep Medicine and serves as member of the American Thoracic Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Medical Association, Medical Association of Georgia, and Florida Medical Association. He has been awarded Physician of the Year by the NRCC and America’s Top Physician by the Consumer’s Research Council of America on several occasions and holds a life membership in Who’s Who Among Professionals.
Elliot Ortiz, CRT, RPSGT
Elliot Ortiz has years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist and serves as the Chief Technologist of REM Sleep Centers. He has overseen our labs in multiple cities throughout Georgia and has organized the implementation of REM Sleep Centers into Florida and the Dominican Republic. With his expansive knowledge of home medical equipment such as CPAP, APAP, BiPAP, and ASV, Elliot has been crucial in the training of the polysomnographist team at REM Sleep Centers as well as in patient education in order to maximize compliance with PAP therapy. He directed the accreditation of the sleep lab by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to make REM Sleep Centers a leading comprehensive facility in our community. Elliot also leads the efforts of our PAP Clinic to ensure the success of each patient with his or her individualized treatment.
Christy Brown, a Georgia native, graduated with an ADN in 1995 from Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY. She received her BSN and MSN from Valdosta State University in 2005 and 2013, respectively. Christy worked at SGMC from 1995-2013 in a variety of nursing and leadership roles focusing in critical care and cardiology and later worked briefly at Valdosta Family Medicine. Christy joined Maranatha Medical Clinic in March of 2014. She has maintained a Georgia RN license since 1995 and received her AGPCNP certification in 2013. She is BLS and ACLS certified and maintains membership in Sigma Theta Tau and United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia.