Radhika S. Breaden, MD, MPH, DABMS
Dr. Radhika S. Breaden is Board certified in Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine. She is an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Breaden is a medical staff member of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center as well as Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Dr. Breaden attended college at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where she graduated with both Departmental and College Honors in Molecular, Developmental and Cellular Biology. Subsequently, she obtained her medical degree at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and obtained a Masters of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center, the site of one of the first sleep disorders clinic in the country. During her training in Internal Medicine at Stanford, she studied sleep disorders in patients at the Palo Alto VA and Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Dr. Breaden's interest in Sleep Medicine grew during the several years in which she practiced Internal Medicine. She found that many of the chronic conditions she treated on a daily basis including hypertension, headaches, and fibromyalgia could be traced, in part, to poor sleep quality. In 2007 she began practicing Sleep Medicine full-time and has found the global improvements that people describe in their quality of life and health in regards to improved sleep to be remarkable and rewarding.
Dr. Breaden earned the Portland Top Doctor award for several years, including 2020 and 2021.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter exploring the Pacific Northwest activities on the Coast. She loves reading, swimming, berry picking and going to local farmers' markets. She is also an avid children's literature collector and collects classic children's literature, such as Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace.
Jennifer G. Kim, MD, DABMS
Dr. Jennifer Kim is Board certified in Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine. She is an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Kim is a medical staff member of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center as well as Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.
She earned her Bachelors of Science from Cornell University and her Doctor of Medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University and completed her fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Temple University and St. Christopher's Children's Hospital .
Dr. Kim's interest in sleep medicine began with her first patient, herself. She developed insomnia during college which worsened during medical school. After residency, she started practicing general internal medicine in an underserved community. Her interest in sleep soon led her back to complete a sleep medicine fellowship. She has been practicing sleep medicine in Oregon since 2009. During her sleep medicine fellowship, she started seeing pediatric patients and saw the importance of addressing sleep issues earlier in life.
Dr. Kim has earned the Portland Top Doctor award for several years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children and husband, reading Jane Austen and playing tennis.
Mariah Franclemont, PA-C
Mariah Franclemont, PA-C earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Clarkson University. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. After graduation, Ms. Franclemont worked in family practice for 3 years and further pursued her interest in respiratory medicine by also working in pulmonology for 2 years working with patients with emphysema, restrictive lung disease and other respiratory issues. Ms. Franclemont moved to Oregon in 2017 and has been working in sleep medicine at Pacific Sleep Program for 4 years. Her experience in both family and pulmonary medicine only reinforced her belief that good sleep is the foundation of good health and led her to explore a career in sleep medicine upon moving to the West Coast.
In her free time, Ms. Franclemont enjoys learning new pieces on the violin and piano as well as finding new favorite books at her local library.
Meritt Peterson, PA-C
Meritt Peterson is a Physician Assistant who obtained her Bachelor of
Science degree from University of San Francisco, and later graduated
from Northeastern University in Boston with a Masters in Physician
Assistant Studies. She finds Sleep Medicine to be complex and an
impactful field of medicine, and enjoys working with patients of all
ages to help attain their sleep goals.
Originally from Seattle, Meritt enjoys living and working in the Portland area. In her free time, she can be found spending time with her family and friends, trying new restaurants, crafting and working on projects around her home.
Diana Bowman, PA-C
Diana Bowman earned her master's degree as a Physician Assistant from Midwestern University in 2006. She has extensive experience in a number of clinical settings with a priority in women’s health as well as work in primary care. She values the importance that sleep has on overall health and improving the quality of daily life.
Originally from the East Coast, Diana enjoys living on the West Coast in Astoria where her family settled in 2021. She enjoys spending time with her family exploring the coastal beach towns, hiking and building a small homestead on their property.
Azita Fakher, NP
Azita Fakher, NP earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master's in nursing from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Oregon. She is Board Certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and a member of American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
Ms. Fakher has been practicing Sleep Medicine for over 17 years, including practice at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Sleep Medicine Department. She has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia and parasomnias. She strongly believes in the importance of sleep in all aspects of our health.
Ms. Fakher lives in the Portland Metro area with her family and enjoys exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest and spending time with family and friends.
Debra White, NP
Debra White, NP earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Washington State University. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Ms. White has been a nurse practitioner for 11 years with experience in Palliative care, Family Practice and Sleep Medicine. She has 5 years experience in sleep medicine in diagnosing and managing both obstructive and central sleep apnea, parasomnias, and insomnia. She finds it is rewarding in helping people attain a higher quality of sleep as this is important in maintaining quality of life and improving health.
In her personal time she enjoys walking on the beach with her family and dog, camping, hiking, creating stained glass, silk painting and reading.
Gerald B. Rich, MD, DABSM , Founder and Physician Emeritus
Dr. Gerald B. Rich founded Pacific Sleep Program, the region's first sleep disorders program, in 1981. Over the thirty-five years he has been in practice in the Pacific Northwest he has contributed greatly to the field of Sleep Medicine. In May of 2015 Dr. Rich decided that it was time for him to retire from his medical practice. His ingenuity and dedication continue to live on in the practice he first founded.
Clinical Operations Manager, Certified Medical Assistant
Billing and Credentialing Manager
Prior Authorizations and Medical Records
New Patient Coordinator
Front Office Receptionist
RPSGT, Sleep Lab Manager
RPSGT, Sleep Technologist
Front Office Receptionist