Services Provided by Drexel Sleep Medicine
Our team of sleep medicine specialists, led by Joanne Getsy, MD, medical director of Drexel Sleep Medicine, helps patients understand why they aren't getting a healthy amount of sleep.
Our staff includes a Drexel neurologist who specializes in treating diseases and disorders of the brain, nervous system, and spinal cord, which in many cases are associated with sleeping problems. This multidisciplinary approach allows Drexel Sleep Medicine to effectively diagnose and manage sleep disorders.
Our services include:
- Comprehensive evaluation and treatment of people with sleep disorders
- Thorough analysis of the underlying source of the sleeping problem
- Advanced diagnostic testing including polysomnograms for overnight studies
- Personalized recommendations for patients with existing health care conditions
If you think you're suffering from sleeping problems, please call 215.482.0899 to schedule an appointment at Drexel Sleep Medicine.
The Sleep Medicine Experience
During our sleep studies, we try to simulate a patient's normal sleeping routine. Rather than using hospital beds, we provide the comforts of home which makes our patients more relaxed. This results in more accurate data and, in turn, a better diagnosis.
An appointment/study typically includes the following:
- Patient comes in during the day to speak with one of our sleep specialists
- Patient schedules a sleep study for a time when they normally sleep (day or night)
- Patient participates in sleep study
- Patient returns to the practice office and reviews data with doctor who provides diagnosis and treatment plan
- Patient sleeps better and enjoys more productive and fulfilling days
Using Electronic Devices
Drexel Sleep Medicine now has WiFi. If patients have work to do, or just want to check their email, they are free to use this complimentary service. However, the practice reminds patients that all electronic devices, cell phones, iPods, laptops, radios and televisions must be turned off before the sleep study begins and the lights go out. Electronic devices can interfere with the sleep study signals and make the data gathered difficult to interpret. In addition these devices can be distracting to patients. It's important to remember that the more sleep patients can get on site, the better their study results will be.
The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.
The images being used are for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted is a model.
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