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Expert Sleep Medicine Joins Family Allergy & Asthma

Family Allergy & Asthma Acquires Expert Sleep Medicine

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Family Allergy & Asthma, the largest allergy practice in the region, announced it has acquired Expert Sleep Medicine, a Louisville-based Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary practice, effective June 1, 2016.

Expert Sleep Medicine is the medical practice of Drs. Robert Karman, Warren Shaikun, and Christopher Howerton, with four offices in Louisville and surrounding areas. “We are excited to join the Family Allergy & Asthma team,” said Dr. Karman, founder of Expert Sleep Medicine. “Their support and resources have been invaluable the last few years, and fully merging was the logical next step to continue our growth and allow us to keep the focus on patient care.”

Over the last three years, Family Allergy & Asthma has handled management and operational roles for Expert Sleep Medicine, as well as shared multiple office spaces. Expert Sleep Medicine will continue to operate under their name as a division of Family Allergy & Asthma. There will be no reduction of staff as a result of the acquisition, and all locations will remain open.

“Expert Sleep Medicine has proven to be a perfect fit with our culture and their doctors will complement our allergy specialists,” said Kay Tyler, Chief Executive Office of Family Allergy & Asthma. “We are proud to have them as part of the family and look forward to bringing their sleep medicine expertise to more people in the region.”

In May, Expert Sleep Medicine opened their main office at 4121 Shelbyville Road in St. Matthews. Services and programs offered include:

  • Home Sleep Testing
  • Sleep Disorder Screening
  • CPAP Mask Fitting
  • Occupational Sleep Medicine
  • Additional Clinical Sleep Programs

Family Allergy & Asthma: Founded in 1979 by Drs. James L. Sublett and Stephen J. Pollard, Family Allergy & Asthma is a leading allergy medical practice with 17 board-certified allergists and 10 nurse practitioners serving 26 offices throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. For more information, visit 

Expert Sleep Medicine is a three-physician group featuring board-certified sleep medicine specialists and pulmonologists, with 4 offices in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. For more information, visit