In the United States, a prescription is required to obtain a CPAP machine. At South Florida ENT Specialists, our physicians can prescribe CPAP machines, help you set up the device, and monitor your continued use of the machine. 

Your CPAP Prescription

To some patients, a prescription may feel like an unnecessary step to get a CPAP machine. They may not realize the benefits of working with a provider, including help with selecting the machine and adjusting the settings to meet your unique needs. This helps ensure that you can successfully use your CPAP machine for years to come.

During your visit to SFENTA for a CPAP appointment, our providers will:

  • Evaluate your sleep apnea diagnosis and help determine your sleep apnea category (if it’s not already known)
  • Work with you to select the best CPAP machine for your lifestyle and budget 
  • Discuss the mask options that are available and work with you to help choose the most comfortable option
  • Help you navigate the machine’s settings, ensuring you feel confident in adjusting the settings as needed

Who Can Benefit from a CPAP Machine?

CPAP machines are designed to benefit those who have sleep apnea or snore heavily. SFENTA can also help patients who are looking for a new CPAP machine, or for further information on a machine they own.

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About SFENTA

SFENTA is South Florida’s premier destination for sleep apnea care. We offer the latest treatment options in our offices across Florida. Since forming our practice over 30 years ago, we’ve continued to help patients find long-lasting relief. We’ve made a name for ourselves in ENT care by offering:

Patient-Centered Care

Our providers understand the importance of closely listening, and we always want to make sure you feel heard.

Continuity of Care

Our physicians believe in finding lasting solutions for the symptoms that are getting in the way of doing what you love.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

We’ve built a provider network staffed with over 50 professionals from all specialties of the ENT spectrum, so you can feel confident that you will be working with an expert in the field of your concern.

The Security of a Community Staple

SFENTA has become part of the South Florida community, so you can always rest assured that we’ll be there for you.

Advantages of CPAP Prescription and Monitoring

The CPAP machine offers patients with sleep apnea or who snore a better night’s sleep. The machines can also benefit your partner, significantly reducing the noise they hear throughout the night.  For patients with sleep apnea, CPAP machines are an effective non-surgical treatment. They can also help patients with heart disease, reduce future complications, and lower their blood pressure.

Your Candidacy Evaluation

The first step in obtaining a CPAP machine is an evaluation with one of our providers. Our providers will ask you to discuss your sleep apnea history, any diagnosis you have received, and any treatments you have tried. In some cases, they may ask you to undergo sleep apnea testing to ensure a CPAP is the best form of treatment or recommend other methods.

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Your Prescription and Monitoring

If your provider determines that a CPAP machine would benefit you, they will write you a prescription. After this, they can help guide you through the available options and find a machine that will work best for you. Once you have your machine, they can also help you fine-tune your settings and adjust the pressure.

Our providers will also walk you through maintaining the machine, and if further monitoring is needed. You will begin to experience a better night’s sleep right away while using a CPAP machine.

FAQ

How often will I need to be monitored after receiving my CPAP machine?

Monitoring is done at the discretion of the provider. It may not be necessary for some patients other than when you need a setting adjusted or have a concern.

Can I buy a CPAP machine without a prescription?

Prescriptions are required for CPAP machines within the United States. If you see any advertisements selling one that does not require a prescription, you should be cautious because it may not be FDA-approved. We encourage patients seeking a CPAP machine to meet with a specialist.

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