About Gerard Joseph Meskill, MD.:

Dr. Gerard Joseph MeskillDr. Meskill is a neurologist and sleep disorders specialist. He completed his neurology residency at the Hofstra-North Shore Long Island Jewish School of Medicine. The North Shore Long Island Jewish healthcare system is the largest provider of patient care in New York City, with 16 hospitals serving a population of 7 million people spanning three boroughs of New York City and Long Island. The two flagship hospitals of that system, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, serve as the tertiary care centers for the entire system. Training almost exclusively in those two hospitals, Dr. Meskill was exposed to the full breadth of neurologic disorders, ranging from critical care to outpatient cases, as well as some of the rarest disease processes to common ailments.

After residency, Dr. Meskill switched coasts to continue his training at Stanford University School of Medicine's Sleep Disorders fellowship program. Founded by William Dement, MD., Ph.D., Stanford's program is recognized internationally as the birthplace of the field and is considered the world's best academic sleep program. Dr. Meskill trained under many of the most recognized innovators in sleep medicine, such as Dr. Dement, considered the father of sleep medicine; Emmanuel Mignot, MD., Ph.D., the chairman of the program and the world authority on Narcolepsy; and Christian Guilleminault, MD., one of the world's most published authors in the field of sleep and a major contributor to the discovery of the physiologic mechanisms behind Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Due to Stanford's international reputation and extensive clinical case diversity, Dr. Meskill routinely evaluated and treated both common and rare sleep disorders, ranging from Obstructive Sleep Apnea to Kleine-Levin Syndrome.

Dr. Meskill treats a wide range of neurologic disorders, but like his colleague and fellow Stanford graduate, Jerald Simmons, MD., he spends majority of his time evaluating and treating sleep disorders. This includes the full spectrum of sleep-disordered breathing, from Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome to Obstructive Sleep Apnea, as well as nocturnal bruxism (teeth clenching/grinding), pediatric and adult ADD/ADHD, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, TMJ/TMD, Narcolepsy, Restless Legs Syndrome, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, Epilepsy, and many other disorders. Many of these disorders are related to or are exacerbated by obstructive respirations during sleep. Like Dr. Simmons, Dr. Meskill is trained in the implementation and interpretation of esophageal manometry, which is considered the gold standard measure for detecting sleep-disordered breathing events.

Dr. Meskill is dedicated to improving the standard of care for sleep and neurologic disorders in the Houston area, as well as promoting better understanding of these fields through community education and collaboration with primary care physicians, subspecialists, and community dentists.

 
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Publications and News Clips:

A selection of articles and presentations by and about Dr. Meskill:

Dr. Gerard Joseph Meskill; Huffington Post "Healthy Living", February 19 2014

Dr. Gerard Joseph Meskill; Huffington Post "Healthy Living", October 24 2013

Dr. Gerard Joseph Meskill; Huffington Post "Healthy Living", April 09 2013

 

 

We treat the full spectrum of patients from infants to the elderly:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Patients with Fibromyalgia experience poor slow-wave-sleep; lack of this slow-wave-sleep is known to increase a person's susceptibility to pain. Also, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and morning Headaches/Migraines can be the result of repetitive sleep disruptions during the night.
  • ADD/ADHD
  • It has recently become clear that there seems to be an association between sleep disturbances and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). It is not hard to comprehend that disturbed sleep can lead to symptoms of ADHD or ADD.
  • Sleep Apnea
  • For years people have thought of snoring as nothing more than a simple annoyance during the night, but recent statistics suggest that this seemingly simple noise problem may in fact increase the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and daytime sleepiness.
  • TMJ/TMD
  • In many people TMJ (or TMD) and clenching /grinding of the teeth in sleep is related to breathing problems (surprisingly to some). Learn more about how this is associated with snoring and sleep apnea, and what can be done to treat sleep related grinding and clenching.

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