Neurology and Sleep Medicine Clinic

Specializing in.... "Total Sleep Health" ....Better Sleep....Better Life!

Services Provided:
  • Consultations
  • Follow up visits
  • Routine EEGs & Ambulatory EEGs
  • Long Term Extended Video EEG Monitoring
  • Routine (PSG) Sleep Studies
  • Home Sleep Testing
  • Split Night Sleep Studies
  • CPAP, BI-Level and Oxygen Titration Sleep Studies
  • MSLT and MWT Studies

Why come to us? Here are just a few reasons...

  • We keep you informed of patient progress
  • All insurances accepted 
  • Patient typically scheduled within two weeks
  • Simplified referral procedure
  • Results within 48 hours of study 
  • We pre-certify patients' insurance 
  • Flexible scheduling

 

Insurance:

We verify all insurance benefits and schedule all appointments. Our goal is to provide your patients with the highest standard of care and minimize extra work for your staff. We do all prior authorizations for patients' insurance.

We accept ALL Major Insurances including Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, and Tricare Prime, BCBS, Cigna, United Health, Humana, etc…

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We accept ALL Major Credit Cards

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 There are four kinds of In-lab sleep studies, including:

  • Diagnostic overnight PSG: General monitoring of sleep and a variety of body functions during sleep, including breathing patterns, oxygen levels in blood, heart rythms, and limb movements
  • Diagnostic daytime multiple sleep latency test (MSLT):Sleep Study, Sleep Test The MSLT is used to diagnose narcolepsy and to measure the degree of daytime sleepiness.  It measures how quickly you fall asleep in quiet situations during the day.  It also monitors how quickly and how often you enter REM sleep.  To ensure accurate results, it is performed on the monitoring following a diagnostic overnight PSG.
  • Two-night evaluation PSG and CPAP titration: CPAP (continuos positive airway pressure) is a sleep apnea treatment that involves the delivery of air flow into the airways through a specially designed nasal mask.  On the first night of the two-night protocol, general monitoring and diagnostic evaluation is conducted.  If sleep apnea is discovered, the patient returns for a second night to determine the necessary CPAP pressure required to alleviate apnea.
  • Split-night PSG with CPAP titration: Split-night PSG is conducted when moderate or severe sleep apnea has been discovered or strongly suspected during the first part of the night's study.  The second half of the night is used to determine the necessary CPAP pressure required to alleviate apnea.

 

EEG (Electroencephalogram): is a test that detects electrical activity in your brain using small, flat metal discs (electrodes) attached to your scalp.  Your brain cells communicate via electrical impulses and are active all the time, even when you're asleep.  This activity shows up as wavy lines on an EEG recording, which is useful in diagnosing various medical conditions.

Routine EEG: typically lasts 20-30 minutes.  Routine EEG is normally used in clinical circumstances where short measurement is sufficient (for example, distinguishing epileptic seizure from other types of seizures or to evaluate coma). 

Sometimes a routine EEG is not enough.  This most often happens when there's need to record a patient while they are having a seizure.  In these cases Long term EEG is being used.  It means, the patient stays in the hospital for several days, while EEG is constantly being recorded. Normally EEG is synchronized with video and audio.  A recording of an actual seizure offers valuable information about whether or not there is an epileptic seizure.  Long term EEG is also the focus in the brain from where the seizure activity emanates.

Longterm Video EEG: in lab study lasts 24 to 72 hours.

Ambulatory Video EEG: hook ups at home lasting 24 to 72 hours.

Please be on time for your appointment. Due to the length of the setup and recording, if you arrive late, we will need to reschedule the appointment.

An EEG is a recording of the brain’s electrical activity. This is done by placing electrodes (small metal cups) on the head with paste or gel. There are no needles, nothing that sticks or hurts.

In order to achieve the best possible recording please follow the instructions for your procedure:

ROUTINE EEG’S:
Total preparation and test duration: approximately 2 hours
-You will be wearing the wires here at our facility.

EXTENDED VIDEO EEG’S:
Total preparation time: 45-60 minutes
Test duration: 24-72 hours (In Office)
-You will be wearing the wires here at our facility.

ALL PROCEDURES:
-Wear comfortable loose clothing (once electrodes are put on nothing can come back over top of your head).
-A head net/electrode cap will be applied to secure the electrodes.
-Hair must be clean with no conditioners, hairspray, mousse, gel or oils.
-No ponytails, braids, extensions, weaves, and hairpieces, etc. We must be able to easily reach the scalp. (If you have any braids, etc., you will be rescheduled!)
-Continue you normal diet.
-Light snacks, beverages, and small frozen meals are complementary. You are welcome to bring any food or drinks while you are staying with us during this procedure.
-Medications should be taken as usual unless instructed otherwise by your physician. Bring a list of medications as well.
-We also offer WI-FI.
-Any co-payments or deductibles due will be collected upon arrival. Arrangements can be made for full payment, but partial payment will be collected. We accept personal checks, money orders and all major credit cards.
-We do NOT accept cash.

RESULTS:
-The results will not be available at the completion of the exam. (A Neurologist will interpret and dictate the exam).
-Be sure to schedule your follow up appointment with your requesting physician to discuss the results.

If you have not heard from Regional Health within a week, please be sure to contact our office about your appointment.

Sleep Study (Polysomnogram): A sleep study or polysomnogram (PSG) is a test that electronically transmits and records specific physical activities while you sleep.  The recordings become data that are analyzed by a qualified sleep specialist to determine if you have a sleep disorder.

 

Symptoms of sleep disorders include, but are not limited to:

  • Sleep Apnea TreatmentDifficulty falling/staying asleep
  • Inablility to get enough sleep affecting behavior/learning
  • Chronically sleepy
  • Trouble waking
  • Ex Daytime sleepiness
  • Bedtime refusal
  • Difficult/heavy breathing
  • Snoring
  • Sleeping with mouth open frequently
  • Frequent arm/leg jerks
  • Funny/unpleasant feelings in legs in the evening while at rest
  • Frequent nightmares, screaming, yelling, thrashing
  • Excessive sleep

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All of our locations are comfortable, home-like environments where patients can feel at ease.  We have state of the art sleep and EEG diagnostic equipment and provide professional and caring comfort for those who suffer from neurological & sleep disorders.

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