Creekside Sleep Medicine Center
Good sleep sounds like something that should just happen, but for millions of adults,
a night of refreshing sleep seems like a dream.
At Creekside Sleep Medicine Center, we evaluate and treat the full spectrum of sleep disorders. Our goal is to listen first, investigate when necessary, and present options for treating your sleep problem. We work with other community experts to coordinate your care and make sure that you have all the information you need to actively participate in your treatment. We believe that personalized sleep care results in the best outcome for the patient with a sleep disorder. You can look forward to restful nights, more productive days, and better health.
Philips PAP recall update
Earlier this month, the FDA approved Philips’ repair plan for the sound abatement foam in Dreamstation and System 50/60 series PAP devices. The expectation is that it will take a year or more to address the millions of units that need attention. At this time, however, we do not know if an individual machine will be repaired or replaced.
At Creekside Sleep Medicine Center, we believe that you should be able to have uninterrupted treatment for your obstructive sleep apnea. If you have your equipment through us, we hope to provide an interim PAP device while yours is being repaired. If you work through a home care company for PAP equipment, we are not sure how they will handle any time you might be without your equipment.
If you have not yet registered your device at the Philips website, I encourage you to do so, regardless of from whom you received your PAP machine: https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/e/sleep/communications/src-update.
If you have more questions about continuing PAP therapy or alternative treatments for your obstructive sleep apnea, please make an appointment. In the meantime, for most patients on PAP therapy, the risk of not treating the sleep apnea is greater than the likely risk from possible exposure to particulates and chemicals from the foam break down, so we encourage you to continue with your treatment.
We will let you know more when we know more.
– Teresa E Jacobs MD