Based on your symptoms, Dr. Glatz has recommended you undertake a sleep study to check whether you suffer with Obstructive sleep Apnea (O.S.A).
You will be given an appointment to come into the office so we demonstrate how to set the machine up. Then you will take the machine home to sleep with. The machine MUST be returned the following morning.
The study consists of a ‘diagnostic night’ when you wear the small battery powered machine around your neck. A strap will go around your chest, nasal prongs and a clip on your finger will also be worn.
Once the data has been downloaded you will be informed by Dr. Glatz if a further study needs to be conducted.
If the first night showed significant O.S.A then you will be given another appointment for a ‘therapy night.’ This uses the same sleep machine as the first night along with a CPAP machine.
The CPAP machine involves a small mask over the nose that blows a little positive pressure into the airway to keep it open. The nurse will again demonstrate the setup of the machine.
The sleep study machine must be returned to Dr. Glatz office the morning after the test to allow enough time to download the data.
Once all the results have been reported, you will be given an appointment to discuss the results with Dr. Glatz, who will then recommend future treatment options, which may include long term CPAP usage if your O.S.A was significant.
If you have insurance Dr. Glatz will write to the insurance company requesting authorization to do the test. Once approved; you will be given an appointment to come in to be set up for the test.
Most insurance companies will pay a large percentage of the cost AFTER you have met your deductible.
On average patients will pay around CI$350 for the 2 nights study (more if you need to meet your deductible).
If you do not have insurance the cost of the 2 night study is CI$1577.00.
Payment plan options are available upon request.
Dr. F. R. Glatz, M.D.
Dr. Glatz grew up in Springfield, Illinois and graduated from Illinois College with the honor of “Most Likely to Succeed in Medical Sciences” in 1969. He graduated from Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray Medical School in 1973, and completed his Surgery and Otolaryngology training at Wake Forest University, North Carolina Baptist Hospital. He is board-certified in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, with additional certifications Otolaryngic Allergy.
Dr. Glatz practiced general otolaryngology in North Carolina from 1978 until 1996. He was previously Chief of Staff at Stokes-Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Chairman of the section of Otolaryngology at Forsyth Memorial Hospital and Chief of Staff at Hawthorne Surgical Center in North Carolina. He maintains interests in allergic, nasal and sinus surgery, and pediatric ENT.
As an active member of the medical community, Dr. Glatz has served as President of Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society and is a member of Cayman Islands Health Insurance Commission.
Dr. Glatz is experienced in pre-hospital Emergency Care, having been the Medical Director of Stokes County Emergency Medical Services for 20 years. He developed knowledge of forensic medicine as a Medical Examiner in North Carolina, having been appointed as Medical Examiner in Catawba, Stokes and Forsyth counties.
As an experienced pilot, certified to the level of Airline Transport Pilot (B737), Dr. Glatz has extensive knowledge of Aviation Medicine and is a Consultant to the Federal Air Surgeon of the United States. He has also been appointed Lead Subject Matter Specialist in Otolaryngology for the Civil Aviation Medical Institute of the Federal Aviation Authority (USA). As a Master Scuba Diver Instructor, Dr. Glatz has worked at length with both free divers and scuba divers in Diving Medicine.