Why Be Diagnosed and Treated for Apnea by Florida Snoring and Sleep Apnea Centers? by Christie Dental


Hi. My name is Dr. Tim Morris and years ago I began my training in sleep medicine when it was realized that an oral appliance could be a successful treatment for many sleep breathing conditions from simple snoring to yes, even severe sleep apnea.

It was clear to us from the beginning, to best diagnose and treat patients, a model that was patient centered needed to be created.

This process had to be easy, quick and simple.

It was also clear this model had to not only include medical sleep specialists, but had to coordinate care between the professions so that the best interest of the patient could be addressed.  And that is exactly what we have done.

Once our patients have been screened with a simple questionnaire, the first step is for them to see a Florida sleep certified physician.  We have made this a simple process.  Our patients schedule their visit with our hand picked top notch physicians who are not only well versed in the science – but committed to including the patient in all decision making where appropriate. 

Your first visit is scheduled at either our Merritt Island or Hibiscus office where our physician will see you via telemedicine. 

If a sleep test is indicated, rather than being sent to a sleep lab to spend the night, a validated sleep test will be provided for you, and this simple test can be quickly done in your own home!  You will be given instructions about the test equipment at your interview visit, but there is also a 24 hour hot line you can call with questions.

The results of that test will then be reviewed with you at a follow up telemedicine visit.  At that visit treatment alternatives will be presented, and your preferences will be considered strongly. It is at this point our extensive training in oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnea will play a major role in your treatment.   If this treatment is indicated and something you would prefer after being given all the information concerning this treatment and others, then plans can be made to start the treatment and the appliance can be constructed and delivered efficiently. 

All your questions will be answered at this follow up visit including your insurance coverage for whatever treatment is recommended. 

We will file insurance for you, including Medicare.

We have made it easy to be seen by a sleep physician, and have assured that the sleep physician you see is patient oriented and not biased towards any treatment.  We have made sure that whatever treatment is recommended, whether it is CPAP, an oral appliance, or anything else, you have a well-trained person guiding you through this process, to help answer your questions and address your concerns.

And, should an oral appliance be indicated, we can assure you that our high level of training will lead to the highest likelihood of long-term compliance and the highest possible efficiency.

We have created a patient centered alternative that helps assure you are properly and easily diagnosed and that the treatment is tailored uniquely for you. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.