What is Sleep Medicine?
Sleep medicine is a specialty that involves the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders characterized by severe snoring, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, abnormal sleep behaviors and restless leg syndrome. There are different diagnostic tests that may be performed to diagnose the exact sleep disorder and provide appropriate treatment.
- Sleep Apnea
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Central Sleep Apnea
- Restless Leg Syndrome
Sleep Center Testing:
In Preparation for Your First Appointment
In most cases, your first appointment will be a consultation with the physician. This consultation requires a careful review of your medical history to ensure that you get the best medical care possible. Because this is so important, we try to have all of your pertinent medical records and X-rays available for the doctor to review. Please bring the following:
- A list of all of your current medications
- A list of questions that you might have
- Any necessary letters, reports, CDs or actual files
- Insurance authorization (if required by your insurance)
- SD Card from your sleep machine (for sleep patients)
- Your insurance card
It is also a good idea to call the office in advance to make sure that your medical records and tests sent from other doctors have arrived.