1973 -- BA Religion University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1973 -- 1978 -- Abbott Labs; Enlisted hospital corpsman, USAF, stationed Taiwan (Emergency Room); Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS (oncology, ICU); Incirlik (Adana) Turkey, (Emergency Room, Physician Extender)

1978 -- 1980 -- University of North Carolina at Charlotte

1980 -- BS Nursing

1980 -- 1983 Commissioned Officer, USAF, Staff Nurse

1983 -- Medically retired

1990 -- 1999 Staff Nurse, supervising nursing assistant tasks for various Medicaid programs

1999 -- 2001 Local Board Member for consortium monitoring Ryan White and federal housing AIDs funds for non-profit eight county consortium

2000 -- 2003 Trustee non-profit 501(3)c national Narcolepsy Network, Inc.

2000 -- 2001 Licensed Assisted Living Administrator and Director of Nursing

2001 -- present, medical retirement, nursing consultant

2008 married 32 years with first grand baby

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Amy Brenneman Talks Private Practice

Amy Brenneman, playing the role of psychiatrist in tonight's edition of "Private Practice" told her patient: "90% of Sleep Disorders are Psychiatric." Apparently the writers for this program and Amy Brenneman are clueless that the more than 70 medical diagnoses for Disorders of Initiating and Maintaining Sleep and another 70+ medical diagnoses for Disorders of Excessive Somnolence are not psychiatric in nature. I find this particularly upsetting in that it is my understanding that Kate Walsh on the same show is supposed to be one of the spokespersons for the national Narcolepsy Network. People who watch these popular shows are being misled about sleep disorders in general and about narcolepsy specifically. William S. Johnson