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Inter-disciplinary Care

Patients are sometimes confused when doctors refer to interdisciplinary care. What does it mean? What will it do for me?

Interdisciplinary care is for the benefit of our patients. Our doctors consult with each other, using specific knowledge of their specialized area of medicine to formulate an exact diagnosis for patients. Drawing on the expert medical talent at Johns Hopkins, our physicians rely on their expert colleagues in other disciplines to share information, leading to the trusted experience our world-renowned medical institution is known for.

The importance of interdisciplinary care for sleep disorders
Working with other expert colleagues is of primary importance to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Sleep Disorders Center team. The unique, interdisciplinary approach of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Sleep Disorders Center provides patients with expert consensus on individualized diagnoses and management options that may include follow-up respiratory tests, additional neurological work-ups, or cognitive/behavioral therapy. Our sleep-trained neurologists are equipped to address sleep complaints related to other neurological conditions, including epilepsy, stroke, headache, and multiple sclerosis. Furthermore, our psychologists have specific expertise in treating insomnia with techniques other than sleep medications.

Our experienced and world-renowned specialists work together, providing each other constant feedback. At patient conferences, neurologists, pulmonologists, psychologists, and otolaryngologists, review cases to determine the most appropriate treatment options that will result in the best outcomes for our patients.

 

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