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The Center for Respiratory and Sleep Disorders is pleased to announce the addition of our patient portal.
Via this safe and secure web portal, patients may:
view appointments (both future and past)
view office visit summaries
request prescription refills (please allow 48 hours notice)
enter or modify personal information
communicate with the office staff
We invite our patients to log in to your online account. To obtain access to your account, either contact our office
or request a username and temporary password at your next office visit. The temporary password is only good for
24 hours. If the password has expired, please contact our office and a new temporary password can be generated.
IMPORTANT: This portal:
is monitored by our staff during normal business hours
is not used to provide medial information, advice or treatment to patients. In these situations, please call 248-465-9253 to schedule an office appointment.
is not to be used for communicating medical problems to Dr. MacDonald. For any medical emergencies, please log off the internet and either dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency facility.
To our patients - NEVER hand out your personal username and password to other individuals. Keep your username and password in a secure location.
Center for Respiratory and Sleep Disorders has received
program accreditation from the American
Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The AASM
is a professional organization dedicated to assuring
quality care for patients with sleep disorders, promoting
the advancement of sleep research, and providing public
and professional education. An accredited sleep disorders
program is a significant resource to the local medical
community and public. Accreditation by the AASM assures
quality patient care through comprehensive clinical
evaluation and treatment.
accreditation is the gold standard by which other organizations
and companies evaluate sleep programs. This is reflected
by the fact that in many states insurance companies
require sleep studies to be conducted only at an AASM
receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must
meet or exceed all standards for professional quality
health as designated by the Academy. This process involves
a detailed inspection of a center's facility and staff
including employing skilled and qualified staff, creating
and maintaining a clean and comfortable environment,
developing and maintaining a quality assurance plan,
and adhering to evidence-based practice parameters.
Additionally, the facility's goals must be clearly stated
and include plans for positively affecting the quality
of medical care in the community it serves.
About Other Sleep Laboratories?
physician can open and own a sleep lab, whether or not
they have training in sleep medicine and without certification
by an accrediting body. Some physicians who claim to
be sleep specialists may have no formal fellowship training
in sleep medicine, or training which occurred during
a short several day course. While some non- accredited
laboratories provided excellent service, we believe
that patients should ask the following questions before
using any sleep facility for their medical care:
"Is the laboratory accredited by the AASM?
If not, why not?
"Will my sleep evaluation be coordinated by a board
certified sleep physician? If not, why not?
"Will I be seen by a physician who has formal fellowship
training in sleep medicine? If not, why not?
"How many years of formal sleep medicine specialty
practice do the physicians in your facility have?
"Will the physician who interprets my sleep study
actually review the complete study?
"Has the physician who will interpret my sleep
study ever received formal sleep training during a fellowship
list of accredited sleep centers and board certified
sleep physicians is available on the American Academy
of Sleep Medicine web site: www.aasmnet.org.