TELEMEDICINE FOR SLEEP MEDICINE PATIENTS
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, Houston Neurology and Sleep Diagnostic Center is offering Telemedicine services for sleep consultations and follow-up visits. Telemedicine uses updated online technology to provide real-time healthcare to patients from a distance, using communication via phone or HIPAA compliant video, such as Zoom Meeting. No special equipment, software, new apps, or passwords are needed. Your Telemedicine visit allows you to have an appointment from the safety and comfort of your home or office …. at your convenience.
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At the Houston Neurology & Sleep Diagnostic Center we specialize in diagnosis and patient care for those with sleep disorder, fatigue, and daytime sleepiness, with emphasis on patient comfort and trust.
Did you know that many chronic sleep problems often have a neurological cause? It’s true. As a board-certified sleep specialist, Dr. Chu treats various sleep disorders and interprets sleep studies for some of Houston’s best sleep centers. Be sure to talk with your doctor about any sleep problems you’re having, such as snoring or recurring daytime sleepiness. If you need a sleep consultation, ask about Dr. Chu, so you too can benefit from his specialized expertise and thorough, careful approach.
Credentials: Allen Chu, MD, PhD
■ Triple-board-certified in Sleep Medicine, Neurology, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
■ Founder of the Houston Neurology and Sleep Diagnostic Center since 2006. Fellow of AASM since 2000.
■ Residency and advanced training in Sleep Medicine at the Duke University Medical Center
Personal Experience: Allen Chu
Dr. Chu sees himself as a real sleep expert, not only because of his board certifications but also because he suffers from sleep apnea and used a CPAP machine for more than fifteen years. These personal experiences allow Dr. Chu to better serve the needs of his patients.
Dr. Chu can guide patients by sharing his personal experience in using different CPAP machine and masks as a sleep apnea patient himself for more than 20 years.
Patients turn to Dr. Chu first when they need specialized care for obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, snoring, restless leg syndrome, or other sleep disorders. Here’s why:
■ For sleep testing, Dr. Chu offers far more than a standard sleep study.
■ University-level expertise is delivered in a private-practice environment with compassionate care patients appreciate.
■ Quality: an extensive history-taking and clinical correlation based on your exact needs is standard.
■ Convenience: after diagnosis, CPAP and other sleep equipment may be provided via the center.
■ Continuity of care: CPAP compliance is assured by regular follow-up visits; risk of drowsy driver is minimized.
■ Sleep Studies: highlights the excellent service you and your staff will always receive from affiliated AASM-accredited sleep centers.
Sleep Disorder Symptoms
If you suffer from sleep disorder symptoms such as snoring, daytime sleepiness, or fatigue; help is right in your neighborhood. Be sure to talk with your doctor about any sleep problem you are experiencing. If you need a sleep consultation, ask about Dr. Chu at Houston Neurology & Sleep Diagnostic Center so you too can benefit from his specialized expertise and thorough, careful approach.
- Snoring – more than a nuisance that can be a sign of sleep apnea
- Insomnia – inability to fall asleep or stay asleep
- Narcolepsy – inability to stay awake during the day
- Restless Leg Syndrome – restless, tingling, uncomfortable feelings in legs that interfere with sleep
- Periodic Limb Movement – spontaneous limb movements that interfere with sleep
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder but frequently neglected. During sleep, the back of the throat closes when the muscles relax. A person will frequently stop breathing (apnea) in sleep, without awareness or recollection in the morning. OSA causes daytime sleep symptoms (e.g. sleepiness or fatigue) and increases risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, or stroke. OSA is easily treatable with comfortable devices that provide continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Surgical intervention is also available
- AASM Accreditation Sleep Lab