If looking for assistance with your suspected case of sleep apnea, it can be challenging to find a specialist. But here are some professional tips to use as guidelines when looking for a doctor. More can be found here.
Talk to your doctor
referral_from_doctor150If you’re having symptoms of a sleep disorder, and you already have a primary care physician, it is often best to discuss your diagnosis and treatment options with them first. Your family doctor should be one of your most trusted allies when it comes to your health, and any questions or concerns you have about sleep should be discussed during your visits. If you have an appointment coming up with your doctor and voice any sleep concerns, you can go to the appointment prepared. Learn more about Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea.
Find a clinic on your own
Those who don’t have a primary care physician can usually self-refer themselves to a sleep clinic. Although it’s best to have a primary care physician who can send over your medical records to a sleep clinic for evaluation, sometimes this isn’t possible. If you’re dead set on seeing a sleep specialist without going through a primary care physician, you will more than likely have to have a consultation with a sleep clinic’s sleep specialist.