All professionals at Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Richard K. Bogan, MD, FCCP, FAASM
Dr. Bogan is the Medical Director of SleepMed of South Carolina in addition to serving as Chief Medical Officer of SleepMed, Inc., the largest sleep diagnostic company in the United States. He is also Associate Clinical Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.
Dr. Bogan received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wofford College and his MD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He served his internship and residency as well as was Chief Medical Resident at the University of Alabama Hospital and Clinics in Birmingham. Thereafter, he completed a fellowship and assistant professorship in the Pulmonary Division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He has been certified by the American boards of Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Diseases.
Dr. Bogan has served as principal investigator on numerous clinical trials in the past and continues to do so now. He has a variety of publications and research interests that focus on topics such as narcolepsy, insomnia, sleep apnea, shift work sleep disorder, restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movement disorder, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia and circadian rhythm abnormality.
Jo Anne Turner
Jo Anne Turner is an Adult Practitioner employed by Bogan Sleep Consultants in Columbia, SC. She is certified by the American Nurses Association as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She has worked with Dr. Richard Bogan since 2000 providing care for patients with sleep disorders.
She has participated in clinical research trials for a number of different pharmaceutical companies at SleepMed. She has lectured at both local and national levels. She has presented scientific abstracts in sleep medicine at national conferences including APSS, CHEST, ATS, and European Sleep Research Society meetings. She has published articles and chapters in nursing, sleep, and medical literature on a variety of topics.
She graduated from the University of South Carolina Magna Cum Laude with a B. S. degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Nursing. She is married with 2 step children and two grandchildren.
Laura B. Herpel, MD
Dr. Herpel is board certified in both Sleep and Pulmonary Medicine with experience in treating patients with all sleep disorders including those associated with complicated cardiopulmonary disease. She is the daughter of Richard K. Bogan, MD, Founder of Bogan Sleep Consultants and a provider of comprehensive sleep medicine in Columbia for over 35 years. Dr. Herpel practiced four years at MUSC in Charleston before coming to Columbia in 2011 to practice Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. Within Bogan Sleep Consultants, Dr. Herpel is able to focus her skills on the complex sleep needs of area patients.
Dr. McLain, MD
Dr. McLain is a native of Columbia, SC. He received his BS and MS from the University of South Carolina then received his medical degree from MUSC in Charleston. He completed his residency and fellowship in Internal Medicine/ Pulmonary/ Critical Care at Richland Memorial Hospital/ USC School of Medicine/ WJB Dorn VA Hospital in Columbia, SC. Dr. McLain practiced pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine for a combined twenty years with Columbia Pulmonary and Critical Care. After a merger he also practiced at Carolina Pulmonary and Critical Care in Columbia. Dr. McLain has worked with Dr. Bogan since 2002 starting at SleepMed, and now at Bogan Sleep Consultants. He has devoted his practice entirely to the care of patients with sleep disorders. Dr. McLain is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. Dr. McLain is married to his wonderful wife and has two children and five grandchildren.
Melissa Hummel, MD
Dr. Hummel is a dual boarded physician in Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine, currently practicing Sleep Medicine at Bogan Sleep Consultants. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Biology and then completed her medical degree at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2000. She completed her residency at Palmetto Health Richland in 2003. She has worked with Dr. Bogan since 2008 and has been diagnosing and treating sleep disorders since 2005. She formerly practiced Internal Medicine in addition to Sleep Medicine, at the Dorn VA Hospital, SC Internal Medicine, and Associates in Internal Medicine, all in Columbia, SC; until deciding to devote all her time to her Sleep and Aesthetic Medicine practices in 2014. She enjoys using an integrative approach to help patients develop healthier sleep habits and lifestyles as part of their treatment plans. She has a special interest in Narcolepsy and feels it is most rewarding to witness how the proper treatment of this disease can completely change a patient’s life. Outside of the office, she spends her time connecting with friends and family, traveling, relaxing on the lake, reading, jogging, practicing Yoga and participating in Pilates.
Stephanie Fournel, MSN, FNP-C,
Stephanie Fournel, MSN, FNP-C is a Nurse Practitioner employed by Bogan Sleep Consultants since 2018 and worked as a Nurse Practitioner in retail health prior to that time. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication from Old Dominion University. Prior to returning to graduate school she worked as a registered nurse in the pediatric emergency department, general pediatrics, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric intensive care unit. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society, and she is also an active member on the Camp Kemo Council. She is married to her best friend Daniel, and they have two sons (Nathaniel and Braden). Outside of work, she loves spending quality time with family and friends, eating great food, going to the beach, and watching hockey and baseball. Favorite Quote: "Let her sleep...for when she waked she will move mountains."