Consultations, Office Visits, and Treatment
Not all evaluations require a sleep study. If your doctor ordered a consult, we will contact you to schedule an appointment, discuss your sleep issues, and explore treatment options. Please contact your insurance provider to determine if you need a referral for your appointment. If a referral is needed, it is your responsibility to obtain one from your primary care physician prior to your appointment, or your insurance provider may refuse to pay for the visit. At the time of your visit, please have your insurance card available.
The most common treatment for moderate to severe sleep apnea is CPAP therapy. Our clinicians will prescribe CPAP therapy after completing a sleep study. There are other treatments for sleep apnea, but they are explored on a case-by-case basis. Our clinicians may also prescribe medications for different sleep disorders.
We may request routine follow-up appointments. These appointments are held in order to make sure that any medications prescribed, including CPAP therapy, are effectively treating your sleep disorder. Patients who are using CPAP therapy are asked to bring their CPAP machine and supplies to every appointment in order for our office staff to download the data stored on the device to help our clinicians make adjustments accordingly.
It is important to make and keep your appointments. Very often, insurance companies refuse to pay for therapy if follow-up appointments or consultations are not documented. Additionally, compliance rates with the CPAP therapy and other sleep disorder treatments are higher and more effective after a follow-up.