PROFESSIONAL, FRIENDLY, KNOWLEDGEABLE

Physicians and staff at The Center for Respiratory and Sleep Disorders care for patients with sleep and respiratory problems.


Our board certified physicians diagnose and treat all adult lung and sleep disorders.

To schedule a consultation, please call 248.465.9253 (WAKE)

PATIENT PORTAL

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.

ABOUT US

Accreditation

The 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.

AASM 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 accredited facility.

To 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.

What About Other Sleep Laboratories?

Any 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 program?

A list of accredited sleep centers and board certified sleep physicians is available on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine web site: www.aasmnet.org.

 
 

44000 West 12 Mile Road, Suite 113, Novi, MI 48377
248.465.9253 (WAKE) Fax: 248.465.9285
         
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