General Practitioners

We make it possible for you to perform level two sleep studies from your own practice. Sleep studies help you to properly diagnose and treat Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnoea, a disease with serious co-morbidities and concerning prevalence in Australia. Performing sleep studies from your practice means you always remain in control of your patient’s treatment and can ensure they will not be lost to a corporate sleep study provider or coerced into purchasing an unnecessary device.

SLEEP LOGISTICS & GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

What can Sleep Logistics do for your practice

WHY YOU NEED IT

Your own staff fit patients with sleep study machines, and studies are performed overnight in the patient’s home, so you will no longer risk losing a patient when they need to be sent for a sleep study. You have control over the patient’s treatment and are fully informed throughout each stage of that treatment.

  • KEEPING PATIENTS

    You have control over the patient’s treatment and are fully informed throughout each stage of that treatment.

  • COMPREHENSIVE SLEEP SURGERY

    You can offer your sleep patients the complete diagnosis and treatment plan.

  • CONVENIENCE

    The study is performed in the patient’s home and patients are not required to make appointments with other practitioners to have the study performed.

  • FAST AND PREDICTABLE TURN-AROUND TIME

    The sleep study report will be sent to you within 10 working days.

  • PASSIVE INCOME STREAM

    Performing sleep studies from your own rooms creates a passive income stream for your practice.

  • IT’S BETTER MEDICINE

    Level Two sleep studies remove the guesswork from diagnosing patients with Obstructive or Central Sleep Apnoea.

HOW IT WORKS

We train your staff to fit your patients with sleep study machines for overnight studies without having to travel to the patient’s home.

You order sleep studies from your practice.

The sleep study is approved using an online approval process.

Your patient conducts the study overnight at home.

We have the data scored by our Sleep Physicians.

The sleep study report is sent back to you within 10 working days.

FAQS

SLEEP APNEA

Sleep apnoea is a disorder in which a patient experiences one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while they sleep. Sleep apnoea is usually a chronic disorder.

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is characterised by repetitive episodes of complete or partial upper airway obstruction during sleep, usually due to a narrow, collapsible airway. Patients with OSA continue respiratory efforts despite the airway being obstructed.

Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA) is characterised by repetitive episodes of shallow or absent breathing, resulting from temporary loss of respiratory effort rather than obstruction of the airway.

Symptoms of sleep apnoea include snoring, gasping or choking, restless sleep, early morning headaches, fatigue, waking feeling tired and unrefreshed regardless of amount of time slept, forgetfulness, depression, irritability, sexual dysfunction, motor vehicle accidents, and job related accidents.

Comorbidities of sleep apnoea include hypertension, obesity, congestive heart failure, T2 diabetes and stroke.

WHERE IS THE OVERNIGHT SLEEP STUDY CONDUCTED?

In the patient’s own home.

WILL MY STAFF HAVE TO TRAVEL TO A PATIENT’S HOME TO FIT THE SLEEP STUDY MACHINE?

No. Your staff will demonstrate how to fit a sleep study machine to the patient. The patient then fits themselves with the sleep study machine before bed using resources provided by your practice.

CAN A PATIENT UNDER THE AGE OF 18 HAVE A LEVEL TWO SLEEP STUDY?

Yes. However, the current Medicare rebate only applies to a patient over the age of 18.