UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) NOVEMBER 2020


Our Hamilton, St Catharines and CMH laboratories are open for sleep studies with strict infection control guidelines in place. Please do not attend our labs if you are unwell or have been in contact with anyone who is Covid positive. You will be screened on the day of your sleep study and again when you arrive at the laboratory. If you are unwell please let us know as you can and we will be pleased to rebook you. You will not lose your place in line if you are sick.

All our doctor's appointments are currently by telephone or in some cases by video conference, depending on your doctor's preference. In order to have a video conference you will need a computer with email, camera and microphone or smart phone.

You are required to fill in a PATIENT QUESTIONNAIRE- CLICK HERE before any appointments can be booked. Once we receive the questionnaire you will be advised of the date of your phone appointment or sleep study. Phone us if you cannot complete the online form- we can arrange for it to be mailed to you.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PHONE VISITS

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

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 CONSULT APPOINTMENT.

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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.

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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.

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.