Our board certified sleep medicine physician, Dr. RV Ghuge, can diagnose obstructive sleep apnea using clinical evaluation and an in-center sleep study (or a home sleep test, when appropriate). He has extensive training and expertise in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea.
Dr. Ghuge will need to know your symptoms. If you can, ask a partner, roommate or relative if they have ever heard you snore or make choking noises in your sleep. You can also bring them with you to your first consultation with us.
Keeping a sleep diary for two weeks prior to your visit with our physician or sleep lab is helpful. This should include information about what time you went to bed each night, when you woke up in the morning and how many times you woke up each night. This will help Dr. Ghuge see your sleep patterns, which may contain clues about how to diagnose and correct your sleep problem.
Dr. Ghuge will also try to determine if there is something else that is causing your sleep problems or making the symptoms worse, such as: