Second Opinion Program
The Second Opinion Program is designed for out-of-state patients seeking a reassessment of their current sleep treatment regimen. We welcome all types of sleep disorders patients, including those who suffer from insomnia, hypnotic dependency, sleep breathing disorders, and we can also provide special expertise for patients with combined mental health and sleep problems.
Due to telemedicine legislation, medical-legal ethics, and medical state licensing board policies, patients must complete the following specific guidelines to enroll in and complete our Second Opinion Program:
Step 1:We must receive a brief letter, fax, or email from your provider (e.g. primary care physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, sleep specialist, or other provider)simply stating that you are being referred to our center to reassess your current sleep treatment regimen.
Step 2:Complete our online intake system. This will take you approx: 30 to 60 minutes.
Step 3:We will need copies of all pertinent sleep medical records including sleep tests and clinic notes. We prefer these be faxed or emailed.
Once these 3 steps have been completed, Dr. Krakow will review your intake and your past sleep medical records, after which you’ll be scheduled for a one-hour Skype consultation with him. Once the consultation has been completed, Dr. Krakow will prepare an extensive report making recommendations to improve your sleep treatment regimen. At this point in the process additional options may be available, including:
- We will provide Dr. Krakow’s report to your current sleep physician or provider.
- We may arrange further dialog between Dr. Krakow and your physician or other provider, as needed.
- In some cases, patients may elect to visit our center here in Albuquerque, NM.