FAQ's

 

B.G.Tricounty Neurology and Sleep Clinic

CAN I DRIVE IF I HAVE A SLEEP DISORDER?
IF YOU ARE SLEEPY DURING THE DAY, IT IS IN YOUR FAVOUR NOT TO DRIVE LONG DISTANCES, FREEWAYS, HIGH SPEED, HEAVY TRUCKS, RVS OR AT NIGHT. PULL OVER AND TAKE A NAP INSTEAD OF PUSHING YOUR LUCK. DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL AS IT INCREASES SLEEPINESS. LET YOUR SPOUSE OR CHILDREN HELP YOU UNLESS YOU IMPROVE WITH TREATMENT. INFORM SECRETARY OF STATE ABOUT YOUR DISORDER. POSITIVELY QUIT DRIVING IF YOU HAVE ALREADY HAD AN ACCIDENT BECAUSE YOU FELL ASLEEP BEHIND THE WHEELS UNTIL YOU ARE PROPERLY DIAGNOSED AND TREATED.

CAN I DRIVE IF I HAVE SEIZURES?
NO, IF YOU HAVE HAD SEIZURES IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS FOR OPERATOR'S LICENSE AND 1 YEAR FOR COMMERCIAL LICENSE. EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT MICHIGAN'S DRIVER'S LAWS. IT IS NOT A MEDICAL DECISION BUT A LEGAL DECISION AND YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BREAK THE LAW.

ARE MY PROBLEMS TREATABLE?
YES. MOST NEUROLOGICAL AND SLEEP DISORDERS ARE TREATABLE.

HOW QUICKLY CAN I GET AN APPOINTMENT?
WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN GIVING PROMPT APPOINTMENTS. SERVICE IS ALSO EXCEPTIONAL AS INDICATED BY A STEADY STREAM OF THANK YOU NOTES WE GET AND EVALUATIONS OF OUR OFFICE BY RO BEAUMONT HOSPITAL PHYSICIAN REFERRAL SERVICE. WE ALSO DO DAILY QUALITY CONTROL SURVEYS WITH OUR PATIENTS AND LISTEN TO THEIR COMMENTS SERIOUSLY. wWE HAVE INTRODUCED A ONE OF ITS KIND WALK IN CLINIC WHERE YOU CAN COME WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT.

HOW LONG HAS DR. VERMA PRACTICED MEDICINE?
DR. VERMA GRADUATED FROM MEDICAL SCHOOL AT AGE 21 1/2. THUS HE OVER A QUARTER OF CENTURY WORTH OF CLINICAL EXPERIENCE. IN ADDITION, HE HAS TAUGHT AT WSU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE FOR ALMOST A DOZEN YEARS AND CURRENTLY IS A PROFESSOR OF NEUROLOGY AT THE OAKLAND UNIVERSITY WILLIAM BEAUMONT SCHOOL OF MEDICINE.

DOES DR. VERMA SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH?
DR VERMA SPEAKS AND WRITES PERFECT ENGLISH AND OFTEN GETS POSITIVE COMMENTS IN THIS REGARD FROM PATIENTS, STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES ALIKE.

HOW IS YOUR STAFF?
OUR STAFF SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. OUR EMPLOYEES ARE WITH US FOR A LONG TIME AND UNDERSTAND MY NEEDS AND THOSE OF PATIENTS. THEY ARE HIGHLY INTELLIGENT, HARD WORKING, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND COURTEOUS. THEY ARE ALSO HIGHLY MOTIVATED AND LOVE THEIR WORK.

HOW SAFE IS YOUR SLEEP CLINIC AT NIGHT?
VERY SAFE. WITH GOD'S GRACE WE HAVE BEEN VIRTUALLY FREE OF ANY ACCIDENTS ETC.

CAN I CALL YOU ANYTIME?
WE ENCOURAGE PATIENTS TO CALL WITH THEIR PROBLEMS TO OUR STAFF WHO PROMPTLY DISCUSS THEM WITH DR VERMA AND CALL YOU RIGHT BACK. I AM UNABLE TO RESPOND TO EACH PHONE CALL MYSELF OTHERWISE I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DEVOTE AS MUCH TIME FOR YOUR CARE.

WHICH INSURANCES DO YOU ACCEPT?
WE ACCEPT MOST INSURANCES. IF YOUR INSURANCE REQUIRES A REFERRAL FROM YOUR PRIMARY PHYSICIAN, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO GET IT AND BRING IT TO OUR CLINIC AT THE TIME OR PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT. IF YOU DO NOT DO SO, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE CHARGES. COPAYS AND DEDUCTIBLES ARE DUE AT THE TIME OF VISIT. BILLING TO COLLECT COPAYS AND DEDUCTIBLES IS VERY EXPENSIVE AND NOT COST EFFECTIVE FOR US. OUR CHARGES FOR SLEEP STUDIES, ALTHOUGH OVERALL HIGH AS IT IS A LABOR-INTENSIVE TEST, ARE LOWEST OF ANY LAB IN THIS AREA. THUS YOU GET MORE RELIABLE RESULTS FROM A BOARD-CERTIFIED SLEEP SPECIALIST IN AN ACCREDITED SLEEP CLINIC FOR THE LOWEST PRICE. MANY LABS IN THE AREA ARE NOT ACCREDITED AND ARE NOT STAFFED BY A BOARD-CERTIFED SLEEP SPECIALIST.



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Located north of 13 mile on Hoover Rd on east side, easily accesible from I-696