We offer consultations with our doctors who specialise in:

Sleep Medicine

A substantial portion of our lives are spent asleep and the quality of our sleep is crucially important for the health of our minds and bodies.

Sleep medicine encompasses breathing-related sleep disorders, of which obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is the most common. OSA is particularly important due to the fact that it is highly prevalent in our society, it is often left unrecognised and undiagnosed, and it is associated with higher risks of serious medical conditions (cardiovascular disease and others). It is a cause of sleepiness and impaired concentration; as a result it is often implicated in serious motor vehicle crashes and workplace accidents involving heavy machinery.

Insomnia refers to difficulties getting off to sleep and/or staying asleep during the night, with resultant impairments in daytime functioning. It is not a single condition but a syndrome which may be caused by a variety of contributing factors including behavioural and psychological, as well as the effects of other medical conditions and medications.

In addition, there are neurological causes of impaired sleep (e.g. restless legs syndrome) and excessive sleepiness (e.g. narcolepsy) which require specialist assessment and treatment. It is all too common to suffer with these conditions for many years without a proper diagnosis made or effective treatment instituted.

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We take 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 Adrian Chazan

MBBS MELB FRACP

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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 Rajiv Sharma

MBBS MD FRACP

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Dr Sharma completed his basic physician training in St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. Subsequently he trained in Respiratory Medicine at The Canberra Hospital and Sleep Medicine at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Prior to relocating to Melbourne, he worked as a full time Respiratory & Sleep Medicine staff specialist at Townsville Hospital. Rajiv enjoys managing all aspects of Respiratory and Sleep disorders including Asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, chronic cough, lung nodules, sleep apnoea, hypersomnolence, restless legs syndrome and other non-respiratory sleep disorders.

He also has a special interest in interventional pulmonology (bronchoscopic techniques). Dr Sharma also has keen interest and experience in medical education and research and has been involved in these areas for a number of years.

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