Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center is expanding access to its SleepTM telemedicine service for patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The condition, where sleeping patients hold their breath or snore excessively, can lead to a dangerous drop in oxygen levels, increasing the risk of stroke or heart problems. However, early consultation with a certified sleep specialist in Agoura Hills can alleviate or reverse the symptoms.
More information is available at: https://sleepmd4u.com/sleeptm
The expanded telemedicine service comes when the average American is forced to wait anywhere from 18 to 32 days to get an appointment with a doctor. This number is even higher when a referral is required for a specialist, such as those who treat patients with sleep apnea.
A shortage of physicians in the US, combined with a sizable increase in population, has created a situation where nearly 1 in 5 Americans have not seen a doctor in the past five years. Those surveyed cited a lack of availability and scheduling conflicts among their reasons. The Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center’s SleepTM service offers a solution to this problem with secure web-based video appointments.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) SleepTM is a secure video portal that allows patients to receive sleep care from a distance without sacrificing the quality of care. Easy to schedule around work breaks or for those with mobility issues, the service provides real-time access to sleep specialists without the need to travel or endure long waits at the doctor’s office.
Specialized care is offered through face-to-face video interactions, and the integrated sleep diary feature provides advanced sleep tracking. In addition, patient data is secured through end-to-end encryption, so users can be confident that their records will remain private.
Founded by sleep medicine specialist Dr. Ronald A. Popper in 1984, The Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center serves patients throughout Southern California, including Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, Malibu, Westlake Village, and Camarillo. The Center has a reputation as a leader in specialist sleep apnea treatments.
A new user of the SleepTM service said: “Dr. Popper and his entire staff are extremely knowledgeable and experienced in their field, but I can’t always get away for my checkups. Now, speaking to my doctor in person from my computer makes things so convenient. I didn’t even have to take time off work for my last appointment!”
Interested parties can find more information about the available treatments for OSA at The Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center website: https://sleepmd4u.com
Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center
317 S. Moorpark Road