Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get CPAP?

It is important that CPAP treatment is prescribed and directed by your sleep physician with regular review.

A good CPAP therapy retailer will help you with mask fit and adjustment, and provide support especially during the first month of treatment. It is desirable to meet with the retailer several times during this early period. An important part of the retailer’s role is to help with any problems as well as check your machine and mask. There are many CPAP retailers across Melbourne who are able to provide you with a mask and machine. The main differences between retailers are the level of service provided and the cost to you.

Beware that there exist unscrupulous retailers who may seek to sell you unnecessary or overly expensive equipment. Some encourage their customers to purchase “Autoset” CPAP machines (machines that vary the pressure output automatically), which are significantly more expensive than standard “fixed-pressure” machines. In some situations an Autoset machine is needed or preferable. Other times it is an unnecessary expense.

Dr Chazan works with trusted retailers who provide a high-quality service at a reasonable price. He is able to recommend suitable CPAP retailers in your area. It is advisable to hire CPAP equipment for at least 1 month prior to purchase, to be sure that the right equipment is chosen for your needs.

Dr Adrian Chazan

MBBS MELB FRACP

Dr Chazan is a Respiratory & Sleep Physician, and General Physician. Born in Melbourne, he undertook his basic medical training at the University of Melbourne. With a passion for sleep and breathing, he trained at world-renowned centres of excellence in Melbourne and Sydney, including Westmead Hospital, the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. Adrian has been involved in research activities in the fields of sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and exercise physiology.

Adrian utilises the latest findings in sleep research as well as the emerging technologies in diagnosis and treatment. He takes a patient-centered approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.

Dr Calvin Sidhu

MBBS FRACP

Dr Sidhu completed his Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle (NSW). He undertook his Physician training at Westmead Hospital (Sydney) and Specialist training in Victoria.

He has completed additional training in Interventional Pulmonology and Pleural Medicine at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (Perth) and Palliative Medicine (NSW). He has obtained required skills for bronchoscopies (respiratory endoscopies), endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and pleural procedures. He has relevant experience in managing general respiratory conditions, emphysema-COPD, severe asthma, bronchiectasis, lung tumors, enlarged chest lymph nodes (mediastinal lymphadenopathy) and pleural conditions (pneumothorax , pleural effusions) and incorporating procedural treatments if appropriate.

He currently also hold a honorary position as a Sleep Medicine fellow at Monash Hospital.

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