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Paul Walting, M.D. is a staff member at Sleep Medicine Services of Western MA, Springfield MA Northampton MA

Paul Walting, M.D.

Dr. Walting is a graduate of Bucknell University and Albany Medical College. He completed his neurology residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA, after which he served as a staff neurologist at Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox, KY. After finishing military service, he completed fellowship training in neurophysiology, epilepsy, and sleep medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. From 2008 to 2014 he was a neurologist at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. Dr. Walting is board certified in neurology, neurophysiology, and sleep medicine.

Jessica LaFleche, MSN, FNP

Ms. LaFleche graduated from Clark University in Worcester, MA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Science in Communications.  She received both her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2017.  She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She worked in both primary and psychiatric care settings, prior to joining Sleep Medicine Services of Western Massachusetts in the fall of 2023.

Jonida Balazi, PA-C is a staff member at Sleep Medicine Services of Western MA, Springfield MA Northampton MA

Jonida Balazi, PA-C

Ms. Balazi graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Psychology. She went on to study at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston where she received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She graduated in May 2015 and joined Sleep Medicine Services of Western Massachusetts in August 2015.

Missy Novak, PA-C is a staff member at Sleep Medicine Services of Western MA, Springfield MA Northampton MA

Missy Novak, PA-C

Ms. Novak graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Formerly, she practiced Primary Care in both the Springfield and Greenfield areas. Ms. Novak joined Sleep Medicine Services of Western Massachusetts in the fall of 2015.

Courtney Finnigan, PA-C

Ms. Finnigan graduated from Westfield State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Concentration in Sports Medicine. She continued with her studies at Westfield State where she received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Ms. Finnigan joined Sleep Medicine Services in March 2022.

Michelle Sheehan, MSN, NP

Ms. Sheehan graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing. She went on to study at University of Saint Josephs in Connecticut where she received her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree in 2013. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Formerly, she practiced in neurology at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA as well as practiced within a school based health center in the Holyoke area. Ms. Sheehan joined Sleep Medicine Services of Western Massachusetts in May 2017.

Brian Smith, M.D. is a staff member at Sleep Medicine Services of Western MA, Springfield MA Northampton MA

Brian Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith passed away in the fall of 2023.  His spirit lives on in the desire we bring to delivering care for patients in need of care for their sleep disorders.  He instilled in all of his colleagues the importance of a good night’s sleep, what a profound impact it can have on health and wellbeing, and our role in helping patients achieve that.  He brought light to any room he entered, and in our office he brought a passion for sleep medicine.

We are proud to honor his legacy by continuing to deliver high quality care to patients in need of management of all of their sleep disorders in the Pioneer Valley.

Our Associates

Associates in Dentistry

Theresa Hoang, D.M.D.

Qualified Dentist of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Center for Dental Sleep Medicine

Joseph Ting, D.M.D.

Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Center for Dental Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine Services of Western Massachusetts, Springfield MA Northampton, MA

Clinical Services:
Monday – Friday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

In-Lab Sleep Studies:
7:00 pm to 7:00 am

(413) 253-9767

Our Locations

3640 Main Street, Suite 208
Medical Arts and Conference Center
Springfield, MA 01107

This location provides clinical services, home sleep testing and respiratory therapist services (CPAP education/set-ups) during the day and performs overnight in-lab sleep studies.

267 Locust St., Suite 101
The Silk Mill – Blue Entrance
Northampton, MA 01062

This location provides clinical services, home sleep testing and respiratory therapist services (CPAP education/set-ups) during the day and performs overnight in-lab sleep studies.

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