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When should you refer to a sleep specialist?

When should you refer to a sleep specialist?

Patients should be referred to a sleep specialist in the following cases: If the history suggests obstructive sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome/periodic leg movement disorder. In cases of primary insomnia, particularly if it is psychophysiologic insomnia and of long duration.

How do doctors treat sleep disorders?

Depending on the type of sleep disorder you have, your doctor may recommend a medical treatment that can include:

  • Sleeping pills or melatonin supplements.
  • Allergy or cold medication.
  • Medications for underlying health issues.
  • An assistive breathing device or surgery (usually for sleep apnea)

Who is the doctor at the sleep disorder centre?

The clinic has two components: an outpatient clinic and a sleep laboratory, where patients are monitored during sleep. The Sleep Disorders Centre is staffed by physician Dr. G. Sridhar, respiratory therapists/polysomnographers, a supervisor and health information management practitioners.

When to see a doctor for a sleep disorder?

If you are suffering from a chronic lack of sleep or believe you have developed a sleep disorder visiting a sleep doctor or sleep clinic is one of the most effective methods of dealing with the issue. Thankfully in the digital age, you can visit online sleep doctors for a fraction of the cost of clinic-based care.

How is a patient referred to a sleep clinic?

Patients are referred to the clinic by their family physician. A patient’s first visit to the clinic is for evaluation to determine what treatment is required and to determine if further studies including a sleep study are required.

Why are people referred to the Sleep Disorders Program?

The Sleep Disorders Program helps people who have problems getting a good night’s sleep because of snoring, sleep apnea, restless legs or other conditions. Patients are referred to the clinic by their family physician.

How to refer a patient to the Stanford Sleep Clinic?

When you refer a patient to the Stanford Sleep Clinic, we want to assure you that we will provide the same level of care you provide your patient. We share your goal of diagnosing and treating your patient so that they can return to living a healthy life. Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443. New to the clinic?

What kind of sleep disorder does a doctor treat?

Sleep physicians and other sleep specialists deal with a broad range of sleep disorders including: sleep apnea. insomnia. restless legs syndrome. periodic leg movement disorder. narcolepsy. circadian rhythm disorders. and other sleep disorders.

Where do I go to see a sleep specialist?

Most insurance plans require a referral from a primary care physician to see a sleep disorder specialist. Please check with your insurance plan and consult with your primary care physician. Your physician can make a referral by calling 614-293-4925.

Do you need a GP referral for sleepstation?

Sleepstation’s online CBTi programme is available for free on the NHS in England and a GP referral is usually required. However, you won’t always need to visit your GP to get a referral. Further details about the referral options can be found on our NHS options page.