Our Staff

Your experience with us should be comfortable and efficient. Our staff is experienced, professional and compassionate. Our goals are to help you resolve the problems you experience that brought you to our facility. Sleep medicine is a unique field and few practices are focused just on providing services in the area of sleep.

The Sleep Center staff consists of individuals who have become knowledgeable in the aspects of sleep care and testing. Our medical director and staff work persistently to maintain the quality of our medical, testing and equipment services. We are proud of the quality of our services and strive to continue to be the best at what we do.

We are a comprehensive sleep practice with medical care, diagnostic testing and treatment programs. Our medical director, Robert G. Hooper MD, saw that patients needed a place where the entire spectrum of sleep services was provided. The Sleep Center was founded to fulfill that need. Primarily, it is our medical director and members of his practice staff who see patients in the center and perform our sleep health services.

Medical Director

RGH tsc_46_5x7Robert G. Hooper, M.D., F.A.A.S.M., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P
Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine

Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine

Robert G. Hooper MD Publications

Professional Staff

Melinda Hertel, CMA (AAMA), Operations Manager Melinda

Melinda is the manager of The Sleep Center and Dr. Hooper’s medical practice. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and then entered the medical field and trained as a medical assistant. She has worked with Dr. Hooper in the area of sleep disorders and sleep medicine for 15 years. She is a specialist in positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) equipment and is a patient advocate for therapy success.

Jessica Barra, RN, BSN, Assistant Operations Manager Jessica

Jessica is the Assistant Operations Manager and a Registered Nurse. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree from Arizona State University where she concurrently graduated from Barret, The Honors College at ASU. She has been working in the field of sleep medicine with Dr. Hooper since 2006. Jessica’s responsibilities at The Sleep Center include daytime screenings of patients for sleep disorders in conjunction with Dr. Hooper and educating the surrounding communities and medical professionals on sleep disorders and the sleep evaluation process.

Office Staff

JenniferJennifer – Our front office receptionist, Jennifer will greet you as you enter and most often will be your first contact with us by phone.



JaquelineJaqueline – Located in the front office, she will usually meet you when you leave to help you with scheduling and future plans. She is responsible for The Sleep Center’s test scheduling and for reviewing your insurance coverage for any testing.


Night Testing Staff – The Sleep Center is fortunate to have experienced sleep technicians to perform our testing. Their schedules vary and your test may be performed by Susan, Josephine, Donna, or David. Mary Ellen performs daytime testing and is responsible for quality scoring and testing.

Administrative Services

Patient questions about their accounts, statements, insurance payment status or related information should be directed to our billing service at:    602-424-7967 or 1-877-845-2969