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(05-05-2016, 02:32 PM)k8tek Wrote: Even with my sleep study in hand, my GP refused to write me a prescription for anything because he doesn't have the proper training and insurance wouldn't cover a prescription written by him.

Mine was the opposite.

I needed a prescription for APAP instead of CPAP. After talking with him for a while he acknowledged that I seemed to know a lot more about how OSA is treated and happily wrote a script, including the pressure range I suggested. Of course, this range came from advice on this forum. I love my GP, he listens and is able to quietly redirect me from my self diagnoses.
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Ally, if there's a sleep apnea support group in your area (AWAKE or another one), you could call the group's contact person and ask them about good sleep specialists in your area.

I haven't done this for sleep apnea, but I've had good success with this method for finding specialists for other problems.





(05-05-2016, 07:04 AM)allynpsych Wrote: Good Morning... just wondering who most people see to help manage their therapy,
Sleep Specialist
Other Specialist
Primary Care Physician/ General Physician

I ask because it was never suggested after my sleep study that I consult with a specialist, and although I love my GP, this isn't her specialty.

Thanks!

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