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GP or Sleep Doc?
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Post: #11
RE: GP or Sleep Doc?
(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.
05-06-2016 04:00 AM
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Post: #12
RE: GP or Sleep Doc?
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.

05-06-2016 11:27 AM
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