Sleep Disorders Clinics
The Sleep Disorders Clinics offer new patients and returning patients appointments at which they meet with sleep specialists to discuss their problems, explain their medical histories, and undergo physical examinations. A new appointment typically takes 45 to 90 minutes, whereas a return appointment usually takes 15 to 60 minutes. An appointment at a Sleep Disorders Clinic is not an appointment for an overnight sleep study, although some patients who are seen in a Clinic do need such studies and can be scheduled to have them on a subsequent night. The outpatient Clinic appointments are critical to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Often this visit allows a clinician to request a sleep study, when needed, that will make use of equipment specifically tailored to the particular needs of the patient. At return visits, clinicians can explain results of sleep studies, formulate treatment plans, and review progress.