Meet Dr. Saifee:
Dr. Saifee is the core founder of the practice here at APSDIM. He is Board Certified in Pulmonary, Sleep Disorders
and Critical Care Medicine. He trained in an accredited fellowship in Connecticut at the Norwalk Hospital and Yale
University Medical Center. Dr. Saifee completed his fellowship in 2002 and started his clinical practice in Southern
Utah, initially, as an employed physician. Since opening our doors to the community in 2007, he has been assisted
and supported in the outpatient Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders practice by our two wonderful Nurse Practitioners,
Victoria Larsen and Heather Bandle. In addition, Dr. Saifee provides inpatient Critical Care and Pulmonary services
at the Dixie Regional Medical Center. For outpatient services we have three locations, at which, our team avails
appointments every Tuesday in Cedar City and Wednesday in Mesquite. The St George Office offers an array of
Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders testing, which includes; Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) and diagnostic sleep testing
(PSG & CPAP Titration studies etc). Dr. Saifee’s general philosophy in the current health care system is to provide
optimum care, founded on good ‘evidence based medicine,’ in a timely manner at convenient locations. One of the
largest challenges is to continue to keep our patients well educated and informed about their health and options
within given constraints. Dr. Saifee’s extensive clinical experience combined with the use of a state-of-art EHR gives
him the confidence to do so in a secure, personal, private and portable manor. He believes your experience at
APSDIM should be comfortable, safe, convenient, medically complete and meeting current standards of care. Our
carefully selected staff is well trained and strives hard to meet the above stated goal. Dr. Saifee welcomes your
suggestions and constructive criticisms in achieving our mutual goals for your health.
Heather Bandle, APRN
Chris Lamb, APRN
Heather Bandle is a board certified Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Master’s degree in nursing through Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. She received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southern Utah University in Cedar City and her Associate’s degree in nursing from Dixie State University in St. George. She has worked in healthcare for the past 15 years in various positions including; housekeeping, CAN, MA, phlebotomy, LPN, RN and prior to graduation as a hospitalist clinical care coordinator at DRMC for the past 4 years. She is also certified as a CNA Instructor for the College of Southern Nevada. Heather has lived in St. George for nearly 12 years and is originally from Orem Utah. She is married and has a teenage daughter. Her and her family enjoys the great outdoors and love living in Southern Utah. Their weekends are filled with various adventures from traveling, 4 wheeling, kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, and swimming. Heather has always had a passion to work in healthcare and is very excited to be a part of APSDIM and help provide services in Sleep and Pulmonary Medicine to the community.
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Chris Lamb is a board certified Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Sleep Technologist. He is a native of St. George, and is a graduate of Dixie State University. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Utah Valley University, he went on to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing Management and Leadership Degree from Walden University and a Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University. Chris has been a Registered Sleep Technologist since 2000 working with various sleep specialists. He has an extensive background in the area of sleep medicine for over 20 yrs. Chris has been working with Dr. Saifee since 2004 and enjoys helping patient achieve good outcomes in the area of sleep medicine and pulmonology. As a nurse for 18 years he worked in Orthopedics, Neurology, and Surgical Services. Chris enjoys working with patients. He also enjoys sports, running, playing the piano, working in his church and community. He is thrilled to be a part of the Advanced Medicine team.
Meet Dr. Gandhi:
Dr. Gandhi began taking care of patients’ Healthcare needs after graduation from an Ambulatory Medicine training program at Saint Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven, CT. Over time her practice style has evolved to a customized approach to individual patient needs within the scope of standard-of-care medicine. Although, some of her patients do seek such services outside of her care for them, she does not actively engage in any “value added” services or products at her office (such as anti-aging or alternative medicine, etc…). Dr. Gandhi is a strong believer in preventative services and takes a proactive approach to healthcare. She loves to provide healthcare services for patients who feel the same.