Resources

Trusted Sources

for more information about your condition

  • Lung Health A-Z

    https://foundation.chestnet.org/lung-health-a-z/

  • Sleep Apnea

    https://foundation.chestnet.org/lung-health-a-z/obstructive-sleep-apnea-osa/

  • Sleep Essentials

    http://sleepeducation.org/essentials-in-sleep

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?

Yes. We accept most insurance programs. Please ask our receptionist if your plan is accepted. We will be happy to work with you.

Do I need a referral?

We prefer referrals from your primary care or subspecialist. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis.

Do I need to do anything before my first visit?

You will receive a link to our patient portal to provide demographic and health information prior to your visit. If you are unable to complete the portal forms, we will request that you arrive 30 mins early for your appointment to complete these forms manually.

How early should I arrive for my appointment?

We request that you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment; allow 30 minutes if you were unable to complete new patient information through the online portal.

Will you need my medical records in order to see me?

We will request records from your referring physician. Any additional records that you possess may be helpful and should be brought with you for your first appointment.

What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

When your appointment is scheduled we will inform you of any records that we would need you to bring in. If you have had chest CT scans it will be very important that we see the actual films and not just a report. We have access to many imaging centers in the DFW area, our staff will let you know if we need you to bring in a physical copy of your scan.

Will you draw blood?

We do not draw blood in our office. If we determine that blood tests are needed we will order them. Lab Corp is located conveniently on site, but we can work with any outside laboratory.

What can I expect during my first appointment?

You will meet with one of our pulmonary physicians on your first visit. In general, if pulmonary function testing or chest x-rays are needed, they will be performed immediately prior to seeing the physician. Patients being referred for sleep apnea evaluation will be seen by the pulmonary/sleep specialist and further testing will be arranged as required.

Do you treat insomnia?

No. Our primary area of expertise is in sleep apnea and related sleep disorders. Patients in whom insomnia is their main problem, will be recommended to their PCPs for management and appropriate referral.

What are PMC's Covid 19 precautions?

During the COVID pandemic, PMC is following the CDC and Texas Medical Association recommendations, including the use of masks with all patient encounters. Patients are also required to wear a mask into the office though it is removed when appropriate for examination and testing. Enhanced cleaning protocols and appropriate spacing is also in place. Telemedicine visits are available when appropriate.

Are telemedicine visits available?

Yes. Patients are offered visits via telemedicine when appropriate if they prefer. We have found that this method of evaluation often works well in situations where in-office testing is not crucial for assessment. The appropriateness of a telemedicine visit would be discussed with you at the time of appointment scheduling.

Insurance

We accept a wide range of Insurances. Ask us for specifics regarding your insurance provider and the treatment plan. Many but not all are listed below.

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