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Dr Avi Weisfogel’s Dental Sleep MBA

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Dr Avi Weisfogel | Dental Sleep MBA

 

 

Find some of Dr. Avi Weisfogel’s latest videos on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/avi.weisfogel

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Dr. Avi Weisfogel’s Interview in Ideamensch

»Posted by on May 14, 2019 in Dental Sleep Medicine News | 0 comments

In a recent interview with the owner of Dental Sleep MBA on Ideamensch.com, Dr. Avi Weisfogel shared several of his business ideas and philosophies in the area of dental sleep medicine

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

One business idea I’d be happy to give away to someone would be to come up with a dental mirror that has a little windshield wiper on it so dentists would not have to stop in the middle of a procedure to wipe their mirror.

Another one would be an app where I can speak all my ideas and notes and the program would convert them into an organized fashion that I can use and post to my website easily.

Read the rest of the interview with Dr. Avi Weisfogel here https://ideamensch.com/avi-weisfogel/

Dr. Avi Weisfogel – Owner of Dental Sleep Masters

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Preferences ASV Pap device recommendation? Phillips or ResMed? How request a DAW (dispense as written) from doctor?

»Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Dental Sleep Medicine News | 0 comments

My DME just reached out to me today saying my doctor has approved an ASV device for me either a Phillips or ResMed. She claims she wont know what device since “my settings may require 1 device over the other”.

This subreddit has taught me not to trust anything the DME says.

A couple reddit users have suggested the ResMed ASV. Should I request the ResMed device over the Phillips? And anything I should ask specifically from my doctor when requesting a new prescription with DAW when they call it into the DME?

Thanks in advance

Virgin Pap user

AHI 39.5 side, AHI 54 back sleeper

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Anyone also have Fibromyalgia ?

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I have fibro but think I might also have sleep apnea. Anyone have both as well ?

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Entire process of going from primary care physician to getting a cpap is taking more than 4 months. Is this normal?

»Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Dental Sleep Medicine News | 0 comments

At the end of January I finally went to my primary care provider and asked him if I could get a prescription for a sleep study. He said no and that I had to go to an ENT first. Then the ENT concluded I had no obstruction so they sent me to a sleep clinic, and my insurance took a while to finally settle for me getting an at home kit rather than a sleep study on site. Then I had to do a follow up with the ENT with my results and low and behold I’m finally get a prescription for the thing I knew I needed 4 months prior.

Im finally on the last stretch waiting to see if my insurance will approve of an inlab fitting and if they deny it they’ll just cover an apap machine.

I’m not used to anything taking this long, is this normal for sleep apnea treatment in the US?

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Starting Out: A guide to sleep apnea

»Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Dental Sleep Medicine News | 0 comments

If you are like most people, the diagnosis of sleep apnea was a surprise. All of a sudden you have words and phrases like ‘hypopnea’, ‘titration’, and ‘polysomnogram’ thrown at you. Maybe you are told about treatment options, maybe not. Maybe you were told about other health issues that can occur or be made worse with untreated sleep apnea. If you are like most people diagnosed with sleep apnea, your main thought might be “But I don’t WANT to wear one of those breathing masks!”

Face it, we aren’t usually very familiar with most of the issues that surround sleep apnea. We don’t really know what it is, what causes it, how it affects us and what to do about it. Finding a doctor who has the time to answer our questions isn’t easy, even if we know what questions to ask. Looking online for answers can work if we find a reliable website that has wording we can understand. Being sleep deprived can make that hard.

But the MyApnea.org team came across a guide to sleep apnea in the New York Times written by Anahad O’Connor. The guide contains both graphics and additional links that present good, basic sleep apnea information.

All journeys have to start somewhere and we all know the sleep apnea road is rough. This guide is a good place to start or a way to make the journey easier to understand. It may not have everything you need but it does give information you can use to start a discussion with your doctor about what you need to know and what decisions you need to make.

What do you think about the guide? Is there an online resource you have found most useful? Let us know in the comments below.

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