Robert C. Doekel, Jr., M.D.


Dr. Robert Doekel
Dr. Doekel is the Medical Director of the Sleep Disorders Center of Alabama.

Along with G. Vernon Pegram, Ph.D., Dr. Doekel founded the first accredited sleep center in Alabama, which was one of the first dozen clinical sleep centers in the entire United States. Part of his responsibilities is to see that our center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He has also participated in the accreditation of other sleep centers in Alabama and throughout the United States.

Dr. Doekel is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He received a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Kentucky University, and his M.D. from the University of Louisville. He served a residency in Internal Medicine at UAB, served a Pulmonary fellowship at UAB and the University of Colorado Cardiopulmonary Research Laboratory.

Dr. Doekel is a licensed M.D. and a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), Certified in 1978.



Current Research Studies


Our center performs Research Studies and Clinical Trials to help determine the effective-ness of new drugs and treat-ments.
We are currently seeking participants for the following studies:

Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Adult Narcolepsy

Pediatric Narcolepsy

For more information, check Clinical Trials and Disorders on main menu at top.




If you use CPAP . . .

Please be aware that CPAP equipment wears out. You should consider replacing your mask, headgear and hoses about every 6 months.



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