Consultations with our general practitioners, collaborating doctors and clinical sleep health nurse are available in-clinic as well as via our telemedicine platform.
In-clinic consultations are highly preferred for new patients. This will enable our doctors/ collaborating doctors/ clinical sleep health nurse to conduct the necessary assessments for a more accurate diagnosis and care plan.
Comprehensive assessments by the ENT specialists, for example, would include nasal endoscopy to better study the patient's nasal and sinus passages as well as the surrounding structures which may contribute to their snoring and possibly Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
As for the clinical sleep health nurse, taking of baseline parameters such as blood pressure and blood glucose levels would better allow him/her to monitor the progress of the patient who is on PAP therapy, and to highlight any concerns to the respective doctors.
"Pre-consultations" via telemedicine can be done in instances where patients choose to speak to the doctors based on their symptoms, to find out what investigations would entail before a diagnosis can be arrived at. Patients may also choose to have pre-consultations with a few doctors before deciding on the doctor he/she is most comfortable with.
They are also useful for patients who have already seen another specialist and have had all the necessary assessments done, but would like to seek a second opinion.
On a case-to-case basis, our doctors may order diagnostic tests such as sleep studies to be done, prior to an in-clinic consultation should the signs and symptoms experienced by the patient clearly indicate Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Teleconsultations are also a great help for our international patients residing overseas who are unable to physically visit their their doctors due to unforeseen circumstances such as the recent Covid-19 pandemic.
Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea very often have accompanying co-morbidities such as hypertension or diabetes. Whilst CPAP/ BIPAP therapy generally improves blood pressure and blood glucose levels in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, it does not mean that patients should stop their medication or make adjustments to their medication dosage without following up with their specialist or primary care physician.
We require a recent (no longer than 3 months ago) prescription from your doctor in order to supply you with your required medication.
We stock up on common medications for chronic illnesses which are meant for the patients whom we are managing for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. New patients would be required to let us know in advance before turning up for medication top-up.
Or should you have any specific medication which you need us to order for you, please drop us an email.
Note: Our clinic DOES NOT stock up on sedatives.
Patients will be required to have regular reviews by our doctor (whether via teleconsultation or in-clinic) for repeat medication top-up.
This might include blood tests such as HbA1c and Lipid Profile, according to the guidelines for the management of chronic illnesses.
PAP is the acronym for Positive Airway Pressure. There are generally two broad groups of PAP Therapy: CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and BIPAP (Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure). The first step before you begin your PAP therapy journey, regardless of whether you have been prescribed with CPAP or BIPAP therapy is to pick an interface, or what most people know as a CPAP mask. Choosing the most suitable interface is important as that would greatly influence your compliance to therapy. That is why, we, at the snooZze clinic by Zzenith, have made available to you, two mask fitting programmes: the STANDARD MASK FITTING session, and the MASK FITTING WITH PAP NAP session.