Meet Dr. Roy and our Staff

About Dr. Roy

meetDr. James W. Roy earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia. He then earned his M.D. at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he also served as Chief Resident. He specialized further by completing a combined Adult and Pediatric Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. During his Sleep Medicine Fellowship, he collaborated on clinical research involving the long term effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea upon cardiac functioning. He was also the principal investigator of clinical research regarding the impact of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome upon gastroesophageal reflux.

Dr. Roy’s education as an engineer allows him to have a unique perspective upon different medical disorders. He is known in the community for using his knowledge of general Internal Medicine and Pediatrics when evaluating his patients with sleep disorders and for providing insight into non-sleep disease states to his patients’ primary care physicians.

Dr. Roy is Board Certified in Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics.  He is also the Medical Director of the largest Sleep Laboratory in North Alabama – 16 sleep beds at the Huntsville and Madison Sleep Centers affiliated with Crestwood Medical Center.

Dr. Roy has been providing state-of-the-art, comprehensive care to patients with sleep disorders in Madison and Morgan Counties since 2007. In addition to his expertise in Sleep Medicine, Dr. Roy’s knowledge of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics allows him to provide insight into non-sleep disease states and their effects upon sleep for patients of all ages.

 

About Tamara King, CRNP

TamaraTamara attended Jacksonville State University and graduated magna cum laude in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her early nursing career focused on inpatient hospital care for patients of all ages and included time caring for patients in the operating room. Tamara earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2009. She was then employed with the Alabama Department of Public Health, where her focus centered on thorough patient education regarding health promotion and disease prevention. She enjoys the opportunity to help patients learn how to optimize personal health and maximize years of healthy life. She relocated to the Huntsville area and joined the Roy Sleep Medicine team in August 2014. In her spare time, Tamara enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children.

About Jonette Jones, CRNP

Sandra-Jonette-JonesMs. Jones graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1983. Following graduation she worked for 25 years as a registered nurse working at various locations in the fields of critical care and emergency medicine. In 2008 she completed Master degrees at UAB in advanced family nursing and public health with concentration in Maternal and Child Health/International Health. Since 2008 she has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in rural health clinics. During this time she worked with both pediatric and adult patients, addressing their health issues, promoting patient health and education for both clients and their families. She grew up in Blountsville, AL and now resides with her husband in Huntsville, AL. Jonette joined the Roy Sleep Medicine team in 2014.

About Mary Kathryn Newman, CRNP

Mary-KathrynMary Kathryn graduated summa cum laude from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2012. She worked as a registered nurse at The Surgery Center of Huntsville until December 2015, when she graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Master of Science in Nursing and became certified as a family nurse practitioner. She joined Roy Sleep Medicine in 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her family.
 

About Stephanie Frank, CRNP

stefMs. Frank has over 18 years nursing experience. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in 1998. As a registered nurse, she worked in a variety of clinical settings including cardiac, medical, and surgical intensive care units, as well as school nursing. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from UAH in 2002. She later completed her Post Master Certificate from UAH as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2015. She joined Roy Sleep Medicine in 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.