He told me on the first visit that he only needs to see me once per year.
I don't worry much about the cost of a simple Dr. visit -- I have had good insurance for 35 years, and typically pay about 20% of the $100 (plus or minus) fee. If I NEED medical help, then it's no big deal at that price; taking the time; going to the doctor (making an appointment, showing up -- especially if sick) is a bigger nuisance than the price.
Sure, I took my Rescan result report to the sleep doc, but I had been making my own settings since DAY 1 and didn't really need him for that.* He looked at them and was delighted -- never mentioned that these were not "his Rx" settings. He either didn't notice or didn't care.
With his settings and seeing me only once per week, my treatment would either be far less effective or would have taken 5 visits over 15 weeks. I had it "right" in three days on my own, and didn't even use his setting on the FIRST NIGHT.
I will go back in a year as he indicated to get a new Rx (for the machine etc.) so that my therapy will continue.
Practically necessary? No.
Expensive? Not really.
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)
"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."