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March 23, 2020 - 10:47am

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Area health care practices are seeking ways to help their patients while simultaneously minimizing coronavirus spread. Sleep Insights, a local sleep medicine practice in Batavia, has quickly implemented an effective option for patients seeking help with their sleep: telehealth.

Telehealth refers to the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communication. A live interaction (think FaceTime, Skype or videochat) between a health professional and a patient provides a virtual alternative to the traditional in-person doctor’s visit. This interaction is commonly referred to as telemedicine.

Last week, the sleep medicine practice began moving all scheduled appointments at their 10 regional locations to a telemedicine platform.

In addition, people who need a new patient visit, follow-up appointment or CPAP setup are also able to be seen via telemedicine. Home sleep apnea testing is still being offered and CPAP supplies are available; both will be mailed to patients when possible. Noncritical overnight sleep testing will be suspended at certain locations.

“Since we’re an independent practice and not part of a healthcare or hospital system, it allows us to creatively and quickly respond to unique situations such as COVID-19,” said Dr. Jacob Dominik, Sleep Insights’ medical director. “Fortunately for patients, telemedicine is relatively easy to implement at all our locations and patients can ‘see’ someone at any of our 10 locations.”

If a patient is interested in using telemedicine, Sleep Insights provides the patient with setup instructions to be completed prior to their appointment. The patient and provider each need a private environment, such as an enclosed, private room in someone’s home or office. A secure internet or cellphone connection and working camera on an iPhone/Android, laptop, computer, or iPad are also needed.

Both New York State and Medicare have waived previous restrictions in the use of telemedicine. Telemedicine now covers all medical services and is available to all patients from any geographical location.

Sleep Insights Batavia is accepting new patients and sleep testing patients: 585.219.4330 or visit www.sleepinsights.com.

About Sleep Insights

Founded in 2005, Sleep Insights is a regional, integrated sleep medicine practice offering consultative, diagnostic testing and sleep therapy services. Sleep Insights is an independent sleep center, not owned by or affiliated with a hospital. The company’s main site is in Rochester, NY, with 10 locations throughout Central and Western New York: Rochester, Syracuse, Batavia, Geneseo, Dansville, Niagara Falls, North Buffalo, Batavia, Orchard Park, Springville and Olean.

Sleep Insights provides sleep specialist appointments, home sleep apnea testing, overnight sleep testing, respiratory therapists, CPAP supplies, and the latest sleep therapies in one convenient location and under the supervision of board-certified sleep specialists.

Patients are seen at Sleep Insights for a variety of sleep disorders that can affect their sleep quality and ability to function. Some of the most common conditions impacting sleep include snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, daytime sleepiness and fatigue, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy and parasomnias, which are abnormal behaviors during sleep.

August 28, 2018 - 3:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, business, Sleep Insights, batavia.

Press release:

Sleep Insights, a local sleep medicine practice, is now offering testing at their Batavia sleep center.

The sleep center provides board-certified sleep physician appointments (ages 5+), home sleep apnea testing, overnight/daytime sleep testing and CPAP services. They are the only sleep medicine practice in Batavia and the surrounding area to comprehensively offer all these services all at one location. Sleep Insights is neither owned by nor affiliated with a hospital system.

In January, Sleep Insights moved into 47A Batavia City Centre and has been remodeling ever since: new interior paint, exterior lit signs, and the creative use of space for patient appointments and sleep testing offers a welcoming environment. The bedrooms resemble upscale hotel rooms with cable TV, WiFi, and sinks.

A small snack and beverage area is available, as is curbside parking for testing patients.

“We want people to feel relaxed and comfortable at our practice, particularly our overnight/daytime testing patients,” said Dr. Jacob Dominik, Sleep Insights’ medical director.

In addition, Dr. Kenneth Murray, a board-certified sleep specialist and neurologist, joined Sleep Insights and began seeing patients at the Batavia location in response to patient demand.

“We’ve seen a steady increase of new patients since we opened here, so that tells there was an unmet need,” noted Dr. Dominik, “People come to us for all types of sleep issues and questions. Testing isn’t always needed, so that definitely shouldn’t deter people from seeking help.”

People go to a sleep specialist when they aren’t regularly waking up and feeling refreshed or when they suspect they have a sleep disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea, shift work disorder, insomnia or parasomnias such as sleep walking, nightmares or sleep paralysis. Many patients are referred by their healthcare provider or dentist, but patients can self-refer to Sleep Insights for a physician appointment. 

Their new location provides a soothing, upscale environment with expanded room for CPAP supplies and support from a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Their phone number is 585.219.4330. New patient appointments are available and no healthcare provider referral is needed.

About Sleep Insights

Founded in 2005, Sleep Insights is a regional, comprehensive sleep medicine practice offering consultative, diagnostic testing and sleep therapy services. Sleep Insights is an independent sleep center, not owned by or affiliated with a hospital. The company’s main site is in Rochester, with 10 locations throughout Central and Western New York.

March 19, 2018 - 3:04pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, business, news, Sleep Insights, sleep medicine.

Press release:

Sleep Insights, an established, local sleep medicine practice, recently expanded and moved to 47A Batavia City Centre in Downtown Batavia.

For people who struggle to regularly get a good night’s sleep, Sleep Insights provides a welcoming approach to help people sleep better: as an integrated practice, they diagnose and treat over 80 types of sleep disorders, provide physician appointments (ages 5+), offer home sleep apnea testing, overnight sleep testing and CPAP services—all at one site.

“This is the same clinical model we use at our Rochester site,” noted Dr. Jacob Dominik, Sleep Insights’ medical director, who sees patients at the Batavia site.

“It’s really a game changer when it comes to providing continuity of care, since we manage patients from start to finish. I personally meet with patients to determine the cause of their sleep problems as well as the appropriate next steps, which we can also provide.

“If people have problems sleeping or staying awake, testing isn’t always needed. So that definitely shouldn’t deter people from seeking help.”

Patients are seen at Sleep Insights for a variety of sleep disorders affecting their sleep quality and ability to function. Some of the most common conditions impacting sleep include snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, daytime sleepiness and fatigue, restless legs syndrome, shift work disorder, narcolepsy and parasomnias (abnormal behavior during sleep).

“Sleep is critical to emotional and physical health,” Dr. Dominik added. “We’re here to help anyone who isn’t regularly waking up and feeling refreshed. Our focus is on helping each patient as soon as we can, the best we can.”

In January, Sleep Insights moved from 653 E. Main St., Batavia, to 47A Batavia City Centre, Batavia. Their new location provides a soothing, upscale environment with expanded room for CPAP supplies and support from a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

In addition, three bedrooms for overnight testing are slated to be added by late spring. Their phone number remains the same: 585.219.4330. New patient appointments are available and no healthcare provider referral is needed.

About Sleep Insights

Founded in 2005 by Kenneth E. Plotkin, MD, and currently owned by Jacob Dominik, MD, Sleep Insights is a regional, comprehensive sleep medicine practice offering consultative, diagnostic testing and sleep therapy services. Sleep Insights is an independent sleep center, not owned by or affiliated with a hospital. The company’s main site is in Rochester, with eight locations throughout Central and Western New York.

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