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


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 Moayed Alawami


Dr Alawami earned his medical degree from The University of Auckland, embarking on a diverse medical journey across New Zealand’s two islands during his foundational physician training. Driven by a passion for solving medical puzzles, he pursued advanced training in general medicine with a subspecialty focus on respiratory medicine.

In 2018, Dr Alawami transitioned to Queensland, where he worked in one of the largest hospitals, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, he served as a registrar in a dedicated Covid Unit. Seeking to enhance his skills, he relocated to Adelaide to specialize in bronchoscopy, focusing on linear and radial EBUS to advance the diagnosis of patients with lung tumours.

Currently serving as a Sleep Medicine Fellow at Western Health and now at The Centre for Sleep and Pulmonary Medicine, he is involved in teaching and training of medical students and basic physician trainees.

Dr Alawami’s achievements include receiving a Professional Development Grant from RACP Queensland. Notably, he was nominated for Registrar of the Year at RBWH. Dr Alawami holds a master’s degree in Biostatistics from The University of Queensland and published over 10 scientific articles as a trainee.

Dr Alawami invites referrals related to respiratory and sleep disorders medicine, addressing concerns such as cough, asthma, COPD, lung nodules, dyspnoea, sleep apnoea and other sleep-related problems, providing comprehensive investigation and expert care.

Dr Alawami speaks both English and Arabic.

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