We understand that one of the biggest frustrations for patients is a long waiting time to see a specialist. We endeavour to see new patients within one to two weeks.
We are happy to see urgent referrals on the same day or next day, on request.
Referrals can be sent by fax on (08) 8239 0477, or via secure messaging with Argus, firstname.lastname@example.org
We have five consulting locations: Our main office is at Memorial Medical Centre (North Adelaide), and all correspondence can be directed there. We also consult at Calvary Central Districts Hospital (Elizabeth Vale), Flinders Private Hospital (Bedford Park), Aldinga Specialist Centre (Aldinga Beach), and Wallaroo Hospital (Wallaroo, Yorke Peninsula).
The clinical history correlates poorly with presence or absence of obstructive sleep apnoea on polysomnography. As such, it is difficult to know where one lies on the spectrum of sleep disordered breathing without a sleep study. Discussion of treatment options will vary depending on whether or not the patient has sleep apnoea, and the severity of sleep apnoea, if present. To facilitate this discussion, it would be very helpful if patients referred for assessment of snoring or possible sleep apnoea come armed with sleep study results.
In general, laboratory sleep studies are more sensitive than home based sleep studies for the milder end of the spectrum of sleep disordered breathing. Nevertheless, some home study equipment has been validated against laboratory studies, and is often sufficient to make the diagnosis and determine if treatment is necessary.
Below are some sleep centres that will be able to assist with sleep studies: