Knox Home sleep
A sleep study is an overnight study usually conducted to diagnose sleep apnoea; however, it can also be useful to diagnose a number of other sleep disorders such as insomnia, periodic limb movement of sleep and REM disorders.
A sleep study is an overnight study usually conducted to diagnose sleep apnoea; however, it can also be useful to diagnose a number of other sleep disorders such as insomnia, periodic limb movement of sleep and REM disorders. You can either sleep overnight in hospital and go home the next morning, or alternatively can have an unattended sleep study (i.e. at your own home). A laboratory study is usually required only in special circumstances.
A home sleep study is a very convenient way to study someone’s sleep pattern and has now become the standard method for diagnosing sleep apnoea. It is generally more comfortable as you sleep in your own bed instead of being in hospital overnight. There are different types of home sleep studies that vary in the number of channels monitored.
We offer the highest and most accurate level of unattended sleep studies (level 2 studies) through our state-of-the-art equipment and the latest software for analysis. You will be guided through the home sleep study setup through a qualified sleep scientist and the data will be analysed by a qualified sleep scientist. Finally our very experienced sleep physician will report your sleep study and send back to your referring practitioner in a timely manner (a sleep study usually takes between 2 to 4 weeks to be analysed and reported).
It is important to note that you do not necessarily need to see the sleep specialist prior to the sleep study if you qualify to have one through a set of criteria that indicate you have a high probability of having sleep apnoea. If your doctor thinks that you need a sleep study, please speak to your doctor to check if you qualify for a direct sleep study.
It is also important to highlight that you may or may not need to see the sleep specialist after your sleep study. This will be determined by your sleep study results and the discretion of your referring practitioner who will determine the need for this.
Lung Function Test
We offer a variety of lung function testing through our state-of-the-art equipment and the latest software for analysis.
Respiratory and Sleep Disorders Specialists Consultations
Our friendly specialists provide onsite consultations in respiratory and sleep medicine disciplines.
We are pleased to announce our new respiratory function testing facility located at Knox Private Hospital. The service involves a state of the art respiratory laboratory.
The respiratory laboratory
can provide comprehensive lung function tests including:
The lung function tests are performed by a fully qualified
respiratory scientist and reported by our experienced respiratory physicians in a timely manner. We welcome direct referrals to the respiratory laboratory with or without clinical consultation.
We provides convenient unattended home sleep studies for patients who have a high probability of obstructive
sleep apnoea (OSA). We have procured the most up to date equipment and software
to conduct the sleep studies on you. The studies will be reported by our experienced sleep physician with a quick turnaround time. A direct referral
can be made to the service if you fulfil the criteria as stated on
the referral form, with a sleep physician consultation to be organised if requested by your referring practitioner.
Respiratory & Sleep Disorders Consultations
We provide respiratory and sleep disorders consultations onsite with our two experienced specialists.
Dr Nicholas Chin consults onsite for any respiratory related symptoms that require specialist's assessment. A referral from your general or specialist practitioner is required. Most respiratory consultations require a lung function test which we can facilitate onsite also prior to your consultation. For a full profile of Dr Chin, please refer to the section under Our team.
Dr Murad Ibrahim will start consulting onsite soon for sleep disorders from sleep apnoea (or what is known as sleep disordered breathing) to other non-sleep disordered breathing related conditions. For a full profile of Dr Ibrahim, please refer to the section under Our team.
Providing a high quality healthcare service
Our mission is to provide high quality care to all our patients. We believe in consumer engagement in our health service. We also have a multidisciplinary approach, working with our colleagues from general practice, specialists and allied health providers including CPAP technicians.
Our commitment to the community is to provide a high quality healthcare service, that is easily accessible. We work with our GP colleagues to provide you with direct access to home sleep study services if you qualify according to Medicare criteria.
Appointments can be made by telephone, fax or email to our friendly reception staff who will assist you with the earliest appointment possible.
We have the most up to date equipment in sleep services and a state of the art sleep study software for sleep study analysis. We have experience sleep scientists to set up the sleep studies and to analyse them, prior to final reporting by the sleep physician.
In addition to providing access to direct home sleep studies, we offer sleep consultations with our experienced sleep physician.
Dr Murad Ibrahim is the Medical Director of "Knox Home Sleep Study Services". He has managed more than 20,000 of sleep disordered breathing through his public and private work. He has reported thousands of sleep studies including complex sleep disorders and ventilation studies.
is a respiratory, sleep and general physician; who also trained fully in intensive care medicine. He holds the position as the Medical Director of General Medicine at Maroondah Hospital, Victoria. He is also the Medical Director of the Mitcham Sleep Centre and he is currently the chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at the hospital. He has also served as a member of the medical advisory committee at Knox Private Hospitals for a number of years. In addition, Dr Murad Ibrahim has a number of academic roles including being a national examiner for the college of physicians for a number of years. He is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University and is very active in the training of junior medical staff at Eastern Health.
Dr Ibrahim undertook his training in Respiratory & Sleep Medicine at Eastern Health and Austin Health. He held a public appointment at the Austin Hospital as a respiratory and sleep physician including service at the Victorian Respiratory Support Services (VRSS); the main centre for chronic ventilation in Victoria.
His areas of interest include chronic non-invasive ventilation; in which he completed a Doctor of Medical Science degree at Melbourne University. He has extensive expertise in the management of complex sleep disorders, including reporting of bi-level ventilation sleep studies. Other special skills include adult resuscitation and peri-operative medicine; which he acquired through his intensive care and anaesthesia training.
He has admitting rights to Mitcham and Knox Hospitals and is happy to provide inpatient care at these hospitals. He also provides a regular bronchoscopy service at Mitcham Private Hospital and as required at Knox Private hospital.
In addition to the inpatient services above, Dr Ibrahim will be offering sleep medicine consultations at our Knox Private Hospital suite located on the ground floor.
MBChB (UK), FRACP
Consultant Respiratory, Perioperative and General Medicine Physician
Dr Nicholas Chin is a dual Respiratory and General Medicine specialist.
He graduated from the University of Dundee in Scotland, United Kingdom, he completed his Respiratory Specialist Training with Eastern and Alfred Health in Melbourne, Australia.
Dr Chin is proficient in four other major languages; Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka and Malay.
His interests lie in the broader scope of Respiratory Medicine, as well as Perioperative assessment and management of patients undergoing surgery, working alongside surgeons in the private hospitals. He also holds a position at Eastern Health in both Respiratory and General Medicine.
In addition to the inpatient services above, Dr Chin will be offering respiratory and general medical consultations at our Knox Private Hospital suite located on the ground floor.
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