I wanted to do a review for CSCC because I was very happy with their service. I went in for a consultation with the physician and she was great. She spent plenty of time with me and together we decided to do a sleep test.
They contacted my insurance and got approval and I asked for a call back to let me know what the coverage was. Apparently my insurance covers 100% but I still had $300 left on my deductible. Since I was really having issues sleeping (and snoring) I decided to have the test. (It would have been more in the new year with a new deductible)
I went in that night to a very nice, hotel like, room. The tech explained the procedure while they hooked me up to a lot of wired and electrodes. I watched TV till I fell asleep. Mid way through the night they woke me up because apparently I was not breathing as I should have been. They showed me several options for masks to choose from and hooked me back up. It took a bit for me to get used to breathing with the air flow and the tech was very helpful in getting the right pressure and helping me relax. I actually slept pretty well after that, even with all the wires on me.
I followed up with the doctor in a few days to go over the results and apparently I do have sleep apnea. I decided to get the machine for home use.
Again they called my insurance and then someone sat down with me to go over what my month payments would be. Even in the new year when I had a new deductible. They then had someone else come in and show me how to use the machine and mask.
I have had it for about a week now and my husband is happy that I am not snoring anymore! I have not woke up with a headache since I got the machine. I still can’t use it all night but it is getting better each time. I am up to about 4+ hours a night.
It may not be pretty but if it helps me feel better and get more sleep I am all in! Everyone I have come across has been very helpful. I was pleasantly surprised.
Aging is a pain in the you know what. On top of that you can’t sleep. I went in and saw Dr. Z he was very nice and we spent a lot of time talking about my sleep issues. He explained many things to me and said he thought I should have a sleep study to see what might be going on. I went in 6 days later and did an overnight study. It was strange with all the wires and such but in the end it was worth it. Apparently I do have some sleep apnea issues. I really don’t want a cpap machine so we are going to try the bite appliance. No wearing a mask at night just a retainer. Oh and on the good side my insurance covered almost all of it besides my deductible.
I visited CSCC in the beginning of November to have a sleep study done. I had previously had one done with a different company and it was the worst experience ever. When I arrived to the center I was already dreading the experience. The doctor that got me set up with all of the sensors was amazing. Don was personable and made me feel like I was getting ready to spend the night at a friends house rather than a medical center. The center was very clean and the beds were actual beds. Not just hospital beds. I got a GREAT nights sleep and was not anxious or nervous at all. When I woke in the morning he quickly came to remove the sensors, offered breakfast and coffee and I was on my way. It was an overall great experience and if I need another sleep study conducted I will absolutely come back to CSCC.
After seeing 4 sleep doctors within a 15 year time span, Dr. Sabharwal is the best sleep doctor I have ever found. I have been using her for 10 years.
I have had sleep apnea since elementary school and began seeking treatment for sleep apnea 15 years ago. As a petite female, I faced many ignorant sleep doctors and their staff saying things like, “Wow, you aren’t like our regular patients, overweight males over 40! I’m surprised to see you here.” Things like that, and a creepy tech who commented on what I was reading from what he could see through the camera in a sleep study, made getting help from sleep centers a very unpleasant experience.
I have been seeing Dr. Sabharwal for about 10 years. She is the 4th sleep doctor I have had and she is the best one I have found. She actually knows me and remembers me and listens to all of my concerns. She is extremely courteous and it is always a pleasure to see her. I have done 2 sleep studies, one in the Arlington office and one in Chantilly. The sleep center felt like a lovely hotel room, NOT a medical lab. I don’t like to have to stay overnight for any medical appointment but this was actually a pleasant and comfortable experience. I have also used CSC services for my CPAP supplies and have been satisfied.
In general I have had few problems with the billing office. There have been glitches but not any major ones and I have never been charged for supplies. I have also been on 3 different insurance plans over the 10 year period and things have gone pretty well.
At some other sleep centers I felt like a number and felt like I was going to a mass service provider…I couldn’t even remember the sleep Dr.’s name because the meeting was so brief and seemed very unimportant. Other sleep doctors didn’t have much to say and were minimally helpful. The first sleep doctor I saw 15 years ago was a teacher in a medical school and he dissuaded me from getting a CPAP machine (which I SHOULD have gotten then instead of waiting until years later) because he seemed to want to push me into a medical study where they surgically burned off parts of my uvula (the fleshy part that hangs above your throat) which would only provide temporary relief. No thank you. I am so relieved to have found Dr. Sabhawral and will continue to see her.
I had been dealing with insomnia for years and just attributed it “getting older.” A friend recommended that I try Comprehensive Sleep Care Center. She’d had a great experience there and felt that it could really help me. I had no idea what to expect, but figured I had nothing to lose. It has made a remarkable difference in my life. We all know that a good night’s sleep (or lack thereof) can have a profound effect on everything else in your world. If you are struggling, do not put off checking into a solution. And definitely check into CSCC. They are professional, caring and know their stuff. I would highly recommend them.
They have taken care of me and my two kids, all of which have severe sleep disorders, for the past 5 years. Every doctor is fantastic. They have a pediatric specialist also. We couldn’t be where we are in our life without them. This is a great choice if you think you may have a sleep disorder.
I spent some time researching sleep places in the DMV. Unfortunately, for nearly all the places around the online reviewers are dreadful. I saw that Dr. Zhao (who is at Comprehensive Sleep) had strong individual ratings on some healthcare/doctor site. This plus the fact that their Arlington office is about .5 miles from my work made me select them.
So my experience? Very good/excellent so far. I had an initial consult with Dr. Zhao (no referral from my PCP or anything; I have Fed Blue Basic insurance). The receptionist, the wait, and my experience with Dr. Zhao were all positive.
I then had a sleep study. The nurse/tech who set it up for me was extremely nice and professional. The accommodations were great–well as good as they can be with 8000 wires strapped to you and needing to fall asleep at 9pm and wake up at 5am:) Gave me snacks, coffee, and a shower after.
A couple weeks later I had my follow up. Dr. Z carefully explained the findings and my options. Didn’t push me towards the most expensive option. He said the office would follow up in a month to check in and they did. I asked a question about the cost of an oral appliance and they said someone from billing would contact me and they did! All in all this has been an excellent experience.
Dr. Charu Sabharwal appearing on Great Day Washington discussing tips for traveling if you suffer from sleep apnea and new alternatives beyond the CPAP mask such as the ApneaGuard.