Collectively, our providers have over fifty years' experience in caring
for sleep disorders. We also feature a dedicated weight management program
with a medical weight loss specialist and health coach.
Gandis G. Mažeika, MD
The founder of Sound Sleep Health, Dr. Mažeika obtained his medical degree
at the UC Davis School of Medicine. He completed a joint residency in
Psychiatry and Neurology through Harvard Medical School and Duke University
Medical Center, followed by a Neurology and Sleep Disorders fellowship
at Duke. He is Board Certified in Sleep Medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry.
A regional leader in the field of Sleep Medicine, Dr. Mažeika has over
15 years of experience treating sleep-disordered patients. Dedicated to
public education about sleep matters, he has appeared on TV and radio
spots and frequently speaks to community groups. He has developed proprietary
sleep questionnaires and outcomes measurement tools, allowing his staff
to deliver the best possible care for patients with sleep disorders.
On a national level, Dr. Mažeika is a Fellow of the American Academy of
Sleep Medicine and an active member of the National Sleep Foundation,
an organization dedicated to raising public awareness of sleep disorders
Reuben Walia, MD
Dr. Walia is a Board Certified Sleep Medicine Physician with a background
in primary care. A native of Oklahoma City, Dr. Walia completed his training
in Family Medicine and Sleep Disorders at the University of Oklahoma School
of Medicine. Committed to high quality patient care, he is skilled in
managing the entire spectrum of sleep disorders. Dr. Walia enjoys running,
hiking, sports and rooting for his Oklahoma Sooners.
Alice J. Coad, MA, ARNP
Alice J. Coad received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts
in Nursing and Anthropology, and completed post graduate studies as an
Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Washington. She
has taught Nursing and been on the Clinical Faculty at the University
of Washington. Prior to joining Sound Sleep Health, she worked in Family
Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Geriatric Medicine. She has an interest
in chronic and long term illness. Alice brings a diverse clinical perspective
to her care of Individuals at Sound Sleep Health.
Christopher Craig, MA, ARNP
Christopher Craig has been a nurse practitioner for nearly 30 years; graduating
from the University of Washington. More than 20 years ago he began his
practice in sleep medicine. He was one of the first nurse practitioners
nationally to have a clinical practice in this subspecialty, mentored
by local leaders in the field of Sleep Medicine.
Because of his background as a high school teacher, there is a strong educational
component in his encounters with patients and families. He also enjoys
teaching other health care providers about sleep disorders, their diagnosis
and treatment, and the physical and mental health consequences of sleep
Christopher has a keen interest in research and has been a sub-investigator
in numerous Phase II and III drug studies.
Christine James, ND
Dr. James received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University
in Kenmore, Washington. After graduating, Dr. James completed an 8-month
Externship with a local cardiologist, where she gained optimal knowledge
on cardiovascular medicine, and assisted in developing an integrative
approach to treat heart disease. Following her Externship, Dr. James went
on to practice as a Naturopathic Physician in Family Care and Women’s Health.
Dr. James joined Sound Sleep Health in 2012, bringing a progressive weight
Sound Medical Weight Loss, to the practice. Her interest in weight loss grew with her passion for
cardiovascular health, as well as recognizing that most of her patients
with heart disease were suffering from undiagnosed sleep disorders, too
little physical activity, and toxic eating habits. Dr. James has designed
three innovative weight loss programs to meet the unique needs and preferences
of her patients.
For information on our weight loss program, please contact our office at
Lauren is a Health Coach, Cognitive Behavior Coach, NLP Coach-Practitioner,
Licensed HeartMath Coach, and Certified Hypnotherapist with over 25 years
of experience in private practice as well as teaching and facilitating
support groups. She is the author of
Six Word Lessons on Changing Habits: How to Stop Self-Sabotage and Gain
Self-Mastery. She has taught "Ending Insomnia: A Drug-Free Solution for Sleep"
and is the creator of "A Good Night's Sleep" self-help audio program.