SLEEP DISORDERS CLINIC HAMILTON & ST CATHARINES

UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) MAY 2020


ALL SLEEP STUDIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED ONCE OUR SLEEP LABS REOPEN. YOU WILL BE BOOKED TO SEE A DOCTOR PRIOR TO A SLEEP STUDY AND WILL BE NOTIFIED OF YOUR DAYTIME APPOINTMENT ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT DATE. PLEASE DISREGARD ANY PREVIOUS BOOKINGS AS ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE BEING REBOOKED ACCORDING TO URGENCY AND PRIOR BOOKING DATE.


YOUR DOCTOR'S VISIT WILL BE DONE BY TELEPHONE AT THE SCHEDULED TIME AND DATE AS OUR CLINIC LOCATIONS ARE CLOSED. You will be sent an email and receive an automated phone call one week before your appointment at which time you can confirm or reschedule the appointment.

You are required to fill in a PATIENT QUESTIONNAIRE- CLICK HERE before your appointment if you have not completed one in the past 6 months. Your appointment will be cancelled if you do not complete this at least 24 hours ahead of your scheduled appointment time. Phone us if you cannot complete the online form.

You should be in a private place to receive the call, where you will be able to talk with the doctor as confidentially as possible. You need to be aware that this is not as secure as seeing the doctor in person but we will make every effort to protect your privacy. Our doctors are in a private place when making the call. If you would normally have brought a family member to the appointment, feel free to have them with you on the call if that would be helpful.

MANY PATIENTS HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER TO CONTINUE USING CPAP DURING THE PANDEMIC. FOR ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS CLICK HERE

We share your concerns in this challenging time. We will update this message frequently.

Sleep Disorders Clinic doctors and staff

IMPORTANT ONLINE FORMS FOR PATIENTS:

ONLINE PATIENT QUESTIONNAIRE: CLICK HERE

ALL NEW PATIENTS MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE FIRST SLEEP STUDY OR CONSULT APPOINTMENT.

PRE-SLEEP STUDY INFO : CLICK HERE

WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF YOUR SLEEP STUDY APPOINTMENT YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS SHORT FORM.

   
THE SLEEP DISORDERS CLINIC HAMILTON
Located in an easily accessible building close to Highway 403, the sleep clinic offers a full range of sleep services. We pride ourselves on patient and physician satisfaction in the area of sleep disorders. Click here for Hamilton referral.

PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION PACKAGE HAMILTON >> READ MORE >>

 
THE SLEEP DISORDERS CLINIC OF GREATER NIAGARA
A satellite clinic in the Golden Horseshoe area, this clinic offers a full range of sleep services. This clinic has moved as of April 1, 2014 to the ground floor of the same building, Linwell Plaza. Click here for St Catharines referral.

PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION PACKAGE ST CATHARINES >> READ MORE >>

 
CAMBRIDGE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SLEEP DISORDERS CLINIC
  A sleep disorders clinic serving patients in the Cambridge-Waterloo area. This clinic offers a full range of sleep services. Click here for CMH SDC referral.

PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION PACKAGE CAMBRIDGE >> READ MORE >>

DO YOU SUFFER FROM SHIFT WORK SLEEP DISORDER?
If so, print our print Shift work referral form for our Hamilton location.
For more information on having a day time sleep study, click here.

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HALEO INSOMNIA CLINIC

HALEO provides a 5-session CBT-i program through videoconferencing. 85% of those who complete the program significantly improve their sleep. We invite you to take a short screener to see if an insomnia treatment could help you.


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NEWS

 

PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTING AND RESPIROLOGY PHYSICIAN SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE AT THE ASTHMA AND RESPIRATORY HEALTH CENTRE.
!New! We are now offering PFTs, stress testing and spirometry to patients in an out-of-hospital setting. Short wait times, plentiful parking. Dr Marina Lerner is available for respirology referrals.

For doctors, for PFT requisition
click here

For doctors, for Respirology referral click here

! URGENT REFERRALS
The Sleep Disorders Clinic in Hamilton allocates three beds specifically for pre-op studies or post-discharge patients. We provide a one week turnaround from referral to diagnosis.

For Doctors, pre-op studies, click here
For Doctors, Post-discharge studies, click here

For Patients, click here

Sleep studies for bariatric patients
Specialized treatment for patients in bariatric programs.

For Doctors, click here

For Patients, click here

! IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR HAMILTON AND ST CATHARINES PATIENTS
What you can no longer bring to your overnight study........pillows, PJs; Large bags; fluffy slippers.

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KEEP A SLEEP DIARY

Keep a sleep diary for two weeks before your overnight appointment:

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REFERRALS - DOCTORS ONLY

 

NEW NEW EASY ONLINE REFERRALS: CLICK HERE

For doctors in Hamilton location:
Open Hamilton referral form

For doctors in St Catharines Location:
Open St Catharines referral form

For doctors in Cambridge Waterloo Location:
Open CMH referral form

Pre-operative studies: For anesthetists and surgeons:
Open Pre-Operative referral form

For doctors:
Open Post-Discharge referral form

Daytime sleep study for Shift Work Sleep Disorder:
Open Shift Work referral form

For PFT laboratory:
Open PFT requisition form

For respirology referrals:
Open Respirology referral form

 

 

MEET OUR DOCTORS

RAYMOND GOTTSCHALK
Medical Director and Sleep Medicine Expert

Dr Gottschalk has more than 15 years experience in sleep medicine and is widely liked by his patients and highly thought of by his colleagues.


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PEGGY RAHAL
Sleep Medicine Expert

Dr Rahal has joined the Sleep Clinic as of June 2015 as an associate physician in our Hamilton and St Catharines clinics.


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HOW DO I KNOW IF MY PATIENT HAS SLEEP APNEA?

A quick screening tool for doctors to identify high risk patients.
Click here.