Treatment of sleep problems begins with a complete assessment and must entail an accurate diagnosis.  Much more goes in to a diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan than just how many hours a night you are (or are not) sleeping.

The skilled physicians, nurse practitioners, and support staff at Summit Sleep Services go to great lengths to ensure that all aspects of your health, routines, and activities are properly taken into account in order to ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis and the best treatment plan possible.

Assessment

Your evaluation usually begins with a consultation appointment with a sleep physician at our clinic, conveniently located off Weisgarber Rd. in Knoxville.

Your physician will talk with you about your sleep problems and go over your sleep and medical history with you and possibly perform a routine physical examination.  Once this is done, an appropriate treatment plan is started.  The treatment plan oftentimes includes a sleep study at our facility.

Diagnosis

After the assessment period, and any subsequent sleep studies that might be performed, your information will be reviewed and interpreted by your sleep physician.  At this point, a more accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations can be made.

Sleep Disorders commonly diagnosed at our center include:

  • Sleep Apnea - A disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep
  • Restless Legs Syndrome - A disorder that creates an overwhelming urge to move your legs
  • Insomnia - The inability to fall asleep or stay asleep
  • Narcolepsy - A disorder that makes your feel uncontrollably tired or, in extreme cases, have uncontrollable sleep attacks

More information on sleep disorders may be found on our resources page.

Treatment & Followup

Treatment is based on the diagnosis and individual needs of each patient.  Our team of board certified specialists is skilled in making the correct diagnosis, and efficiently implementing the most effective treatment for the sleep problem.

Follow up appointments are conducted in our sleep clinic, usually with our skilled nurse practitioners. These appointments will continue until a resolution of your sleep problem is seen and then on an annual or as-needed basis thereafter.