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I have a two part question regarding the osa referral process: do primary care physicians refer most or all of their patients to a specific sleep lab?
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: That's how we refer
As with most referral processes, doctors and their staff typically get comfortable with a small handful of specialists that they refer to most often and use them just about all the time.
It's the same with testing facilities.

In brief: That's how we refer
As with most referral processes, doctors and their staff typically get comfortable with a small handful of specialists that they refer to most often and use them just about all the time.
It's the same with testing facilities.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Primary care dr.'s don't have their own sleep labs, so if a patient has sleep apnea, or moderate symptoms of another sleep disorder, the doctor can refer the patient to a sleep medicine doctor (who has a sleep lab).
Specialists are chosen for their medical expertise, good customer service, and good dr.-to-dr. Communications. However, an hmo patient will only have coverage at specific sleep labs.

In brief: Yes
Primary care dr.'s don't have their own sleep labs, so if a patient has sleep apnea, or moderate symptoms of another sleep disorder, the doctor can refer the patient to a sleep medicine doctor (who has a sleep lab).
Specialists are chosen for their medical expertise, good customer service, and good dr.-to-dr. Communications. However, an hmo patient will only have coverage at specific sleep labs.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: PSG for OSA
PSG FOR OSA most doctors may have a preference for who they believe is the best sleep lab.
But often times the choice is limited by an insurance plan. So it is a case by case basis.

In brief: PSG for OSA
PSG FOR OSA most doctors may have a preference for who they believe is the best sleep lab.
But often times the choice is limited by an insurance plan. So it is a case by case basis.
Dr. John Feola
Dr. John Feola
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Dr. Sheila Garris
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes
Sleep studies can be done at home or at a lab.
It depends on insurance coverage and convenience.

In brief: Yes
Sleep studies can be done at home or at a lab.
It depends on insurance coverage and convenience.
Dr. Sheila Garris
Dr. Sheila Garris
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