The sleep apnea scam

Discussion in 'Swift' started by ltwombat, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Docthehaywood

    Docthehaywood Bobtail Member

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    I went to a Dallas Tx. Concentra for a DOT physical, the sleep study scam was going full bore. (1) The med tech slapped a tape measure around my neck without taking off my outer shirt. She did not tighten the tape.
    (2) The Dr. after a one hour wait, conducted a B. P. test with my arm extended up and stated that my BP was too high and refused to tell my what my BP was reading, "HIPPA VIOLATION".
    She refused to retake the BP after a rest period, and stated that I would be scheduled for a sleep study at my espense. I advised the Dr. that I would not take any sleep study test and left the facility without signing any paper work.
    I went home and placed a hippa violation complaint on the website and called a complaint in at that time.
    Sleep studies are not ordered by the govt. and no one can force you to take one. Sleep APNEA is a farce and medical scam. The CPAP masks are a great way to get carbon monoxide poisoning, and effections. The entire process is designed to seperate you and the insurance companies from your money. Find a new Dr. a real Doctor. No one doctors office can hold you hostage and your CDL . ITs your life your living.
     
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  3. navypoppop

    navypoppop Medium Load Member

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    I am another believer that not everyone need a sleep apnea test or face mask. I am retired now but based on so-called standards I might be a candidate. I was 6'1", 218 lbs. and had an 18" neck because I was heavy into weight lifting and body building when I was 18 years old entering the Navy. Today I am still 6'1", 204 lbs. and have a 17" neck but I no longer lift weights. I snore during my sleep according to my wife but I go to bed at 9PM and wake up around 5AM. I get up once during the night to pee and at my age I feel like that's OK.

    I never had trouble falling asleep when I was younger and maybe got only 4-5 hours before going to work. I feel rested every morning when I get up and not tired during the day. I do not think that I could wear a mask to bed and sleep comfortably. I think this is just another expensive unnecessary test to line the pockets of so-called medical professionals. I remember a few years back when you went for your DOT physical most doctors in my area wanted a stress test after you reached 50 but with no contributing factors except age.

    If their is a medical reason for the test that would be different but just because you have a large neck and a few lbs. overweight doesn't justify an automatic sleep apnea test. Just my thoughts.
     
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