Smithfield Sleep Clinics
Reviews for Smithfield Sleep Clinics
The PA who took my vital signs etc. had someone with him whom he introduced as a medical student. He was showing her very basic things, such as how to take a pulse and how to count respirations. I doubt if she was a medical student. I think it is more likely she was training to be a PA. The phone kept ringing in the examination room . The PA answered the phone in the middle of giving me a spirometry test.
Dr. Ghumman then saw me. He talked to me and examined me. I had difficulty understanding his accent. I live and work in Queens. I talk with people with accents all the time and don't usually have any problem understanding them.
The doctor said I have some signs of sleep apnea and should have a pulmonary function test and a sleep study. I told him that I already had an appointment for a pulmonary function test at my primary care doctor's office. My HMO usually wants testing done in network if possible. He didn't really respond to that.
I asked him about articles I had read that many people don't stick with CPAP machines. He said some patients feel like a new person and love the CPAP machine while others whose sleep apnea was not that bad don't stick with the machine.
I was given an appointment for a pulmonary function test the next day and sleep study the following week. The PA emphasized that if I did not keep the sleep study appointment and did not call to cancel I would be charged $100.
I was shown one of the sleep study rooms. The room was cramped with a pulmonary function testing booth, a bed and several filing cabinets. The air conditioning was noisy. I did not think I would sleep very well in that room.
After thinking about my experience I called the next day and cancelled my appointment for the pulmonary function test and sleep study. The place seemed unprofessional and I don't have a lot of confidence in them. I don't want to waste my HMO's money."