Proudly Offering Telemedicine Appointments for Our Sleep Medicine Services
Since West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center first opened its doors in 2004, we have been providing sleep disorder treatment to patients across Ventura County, California. We also offer telemedicine visits for our sleep medicine services. Whether you are outside our service area or you live nearby but cannot make it to our offices, we will be happy to provide you with the care you need from a remote location.
How It Works
If you have never used telehealth for sleep medicine or any other type of treatment, you are not alone. But do not worry—we have taken care to make the process as easy as possible for our patients. Here is what you can expect:
- Once you have scheduled an appointment, we will send you a secure link to our HIPAA-compliant audiovisual platform.
- You can log on using a smartphone, tablet, or webcam-enabled computer.
- During your consultation, one of our experienced sleep doctors will ask about your medical history, the symptoms you have been experiencing, and any treatments you have attempted in the past.
- Based on that information, we will diagnose your condition and recommend a treatment plan that is customized to your needs.
- You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
In some cases—for example, when in-person testing is required to diagnose your condition—we may need to schedule follow-up care. Some tests can be completed at home, and others are offered at our American Commission for Health Care Services (ACHC)-accredited sleep disorder center in Oxnard.
The Benefits of Using Telemedicine for Sleep Disorders
In general, telehealth offers a number of benefits, one of the largest being added convenience. Many people are unable to attend in-person appointments—maybe they are located outside the provider’s service area, they do not have access to transportation, or it is difficult for them to leave work or school. Telemedicine eliminates these barriers, and also helps reduce germ spread for patients with contagious illnesses.
Telemedicine is especially useful for individuals with sleep disorders. Many people with sleep disorders experience daytime fatigue, and it could be dangerous for them to drive to a provider’s office while feeling drowsy. Being able to attend an appointment from the comfort of home protects them as well as others on the road.
Book a Telemedicine Appointment
If you are interested in scheduling a telemedicine visit with a sleep medicine specialist at West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center, contact us today. One of our knowledgeable team members can tell you more about our telemedicine sleep services and book a remote consultation at a time that is convenient for you.