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SERVICES

OUR OFFICES

We have three office locations; Miami, Kendall and Doral. The offices provide a comfortable environment for consultations and visits where the patients meet with their doctor to treat their chronic sleep disorders on an on-going basis. Once a patient is diagnosed with a sleep disorder it typically requires life-long treatment. At Sleep Medicine Specialists of South Florida, our comprehensive approach to sleep, is what differentiates us from other practices.

 

SLEEP LAB

To better serve our patients we have two sleep labs conveniently located throughout Miami-Dade County.  Each facility is comprised of three private sleep lab rooms.

 

The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art polysomnography (sleep study) recording systems. All our rooms are comfortable and outfitted with fresh linens and a flat screen TV. The rooms are furnished with queen or full-size beds.  We strive to maintain a resort like environment.  For the patients’ convenience, there is a bathroom with a large shower.

Our sleep laboratory in the Miami (LeJeune) office opened its doors in 2016 and is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The Kendall office, which opened in 2019, is in the process of attaining full accreditation from the AASM. Dr. Edward Mezerhane serves as Facility Director for both locations. 

As an office-based sleep center our procedures are highly cost effective in comparison to the same procedures provided at a hospital or outpatient facility. This could represent significant savings to patients’ deductibles, coinsurance and copayments.

What’s being monitored during your stay?

It’s a non-invasive procedure that gives the best results. It is the gold standard in diagnosing sleep disorders.

Why have an in-lab sleep study?

Our registered polysomnography technicians are able to observe your brain rhythms, eye movements, chin movements, leg movements, breathing through your nose, body position, breathing patterns of your abdomen and chest, snoring, oxygen and heart rate. The doctor interprets this data in order to accurately diagnose your sleep disorder.

 

Our Sleep Lab Services:

  • Baseline polysomnography

  • Split night polysomnography

  • CPAP titration studies

  • BiPAP titration studies

  • Home sleep studies

  • Adaptive Servo-Ventilation titration studies

  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)

  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)

  • Pediatric polysomnography (with end-tidal CO2 capnography)

DME

 

As part of our comprehensive sleep center we offer Durable Medical Equipment (DME) billable through some insurance plans.  We are licensed by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to supply our patients.

 

Our respiratory equipment services include:

  • CPAP/APAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure – fixed and automatic)

  • BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure – fixed and automatic)

  • BiPAP S-T (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure Spontaneous Timed mode)

  • ASV (Adaptive Support/Servo Ventilation)

  • All related supplies (tubing, climate control tubing, filters, masks, cushions, headgear and water chamber).

INTERNATIONAL PATIENTS

 

At Sleep Medicine Specialists of South Florida, we gladly accommodate international patients. If given ample time, our international patient coordinator can assist you in making your appointment with one of our physicians during your time in South Florida.  The visits are planned strategically so that you can be seen in office consultation with a physician, have a sleep study done, discuss the results of this sleep study with the doctor, and if necessary, obtain your DME (ie. CPAP device) prior to your return back home.  We strive to get all of these steps completed in one business week.

CLINICAL RESEARCH

Sleep Medicine Specialists of South Florida, not only specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, but also focuses on advancing the treatment options available to our patients. Our goal is to be at the forefront of any new sleep disorder diagnostic tools and treatments in order to push our patients’ sleep health forward.

Our clinical research facility specializes in conducting Phase I – IV studies for various sleep disorders. With two locations serving Miami-Dade County, our team includes bilingual physicians, technologists and clinical researchers who are dedicated to patients with all types of sleep-related issues. Our staff is trained in HIPAA, GCP, ICH, and Hazmat. Both facilities are equipped with sleep rooms, examination rooms, laboratories, and secure IP storage rooms.

We work closely with our patients and monitors to ensure there is a high level of compliance with study related procedures as dictated by the protocol and the FDA.  Through our studies, patients can play a more active role in their health by gaining access to new treatments while helping to advance medical research.

Our Principal Investigator (PI) is Dr. Edward Mezerhane and our Certified Clinical Research Coordinator is Maria. We are ready to assist our patients in the enrollment process of a clinical research trial if they meet eligibility criteria and after completing informed consent process.

 

ADVISORY/CONSULTING SERVICES

Dr. Edward Mezerhane is considered a key opinion leader in the field of sleep medicine.  In this role, he has participated in speakers’ bureaus for pharmaceutical companies since 2017, has served on various pharmaceutical advisory boards since 2018, and has provided his expertise on industry platforms such as GLG consulting.  If interested in engaging with Dr. Mezerhane for insight in the field of sleep medicine, please contact our office manager directly to arrange a meeting with him.

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