Appointments to the Sleep Disorder Center
You can refer yourself for an appointment or you can have your physician refer you. Some insurance providers require that you have a referral from your primary care physician, so we recommend checking with your insurance provider first. After that, set up an appointment at the Methodist Hospital Sleep Disorders Center by calling 901-276-6507.
Physicians providing referrals for their patients should call 901.276-6507 and provide the following information:
Type of procedure to be performed
The documentation can also be sent via fax to 901-333-8468.
Use our Pre-Assessment/Screening form and discuss the questionnaire with your doctor to determine if you may have a sleep-related breathing disorder. If you have a question or would like to make an appointment, please contact us.
What to Expect on my first appointment?
The first appointment will be a daytime office visit with one of our sleep specialists. The sleep specialist will ask you a series of questions about your medical history, medications, sleeping patterns and the reason for your visit. The specialist will then perform a physical exam by listening to your heart and lungs, as well as examining the inside of your nose, throat and ears. Depending on the findings in the examination, a sleep study will be scheduled.
What can I expect during the sleep study?
After completing consent forms and assessment information, you will be shown to your room. A Sleep Center technician will give you information on the procedures that will occur, and you will be asked to change into your sleeping attire. Upon returning, the technician will begin to apply the monitoring equipment including placing sensors on your head and face. After the equipment is in place, the technician will perform a few calibration tests, say goodnight and retire to a separate area. This area allows the technician to see and hear everything in your room and document findings, events, vocalizations, etc. All information gathered during the course of the sleep study aides the physician in making an accurate diagnosis and developing a treatment plan for you. In the morning, the technician will wake you and remove all monitoring equipment. After completing a post-sleep assessment, you may go home.