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Dawei Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
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Mask Make & Model: Respironics "FitLife"
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CPAP Pressure: 10-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP in 2006; spent the first 6 years with a "brick"

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Location: Western North Carolina

Post: #11
RE: Finding Sleep Specialists
For verification of sleep medicine being a sub-specialty (only), take a look at the American Board of Medical Specialties' website where there is a chart entitled, "Specialties and Subspecialties." Their website is
08-29-2012 04:10 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset; HDM Z1 with Powershell
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Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara
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Location: Texas

Post: #12
RE: Finding Sleep Specialists
(08-29-2012 03:49 PM)Dawei Wrote:  kthornsberry--Regarding your desire to "high grade my options," I am not aware that sleep medicine is the single specialty of any docs practicing clinically in the U.S. Rather, sleep medicine is a recognized sub-specialty available to docs in seven specialties who complete training and successfully pass board certification exams in sleep medicine as a sub-specialty.

Sure, I understand that. I guess I should have said that I'm looking for a doctor for whom sleep medicine is the main thing they do, not just an add on to a general pulmonary or neurological practice.
09-01-2012 05:35 AM
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