My name is Maddy McIntyre and I am an intern with Good Night Medical, a local Columbus company specializing in Sleep Apnea. We believe we have a program we would like to take country wide, but we need some real world advice on what is important to you. Not only are automotive accidents the second leading cause of death among Firefighters, behind heart attacks, but snoring also makes everyone in the bunkrooms unhappy.
Some things we are thinking about offering are:
Spare CPAP machine– a number of firefighters have said they hate lugging their machine back and forth. Or sometimes forget it, to the detriment of their sleep and THE SLEEP OF THOSE AROUND THEM. We have a number of refurbished machines starting as low as $200 or renting for $20 per month.
Support your charity– we are offering $50 to the charity of your choice for every new patient who signs up on our service through your department. This can be a fire fighter, a family member, a community member, etc. We accept most insurance.
Diagnosis and treatment– we can offer a free questionnaire screening (95% predictive) for anyone in your station house. If it screens positive for Sleep Apnea, we offer an in home sleep test, read by a Board Certified Sleep Physician. From there, we can then provide various forms of Sleep Apnea treatment.
We would like to get your ideas on other ways we might be able to help. Is there a time we would be able to meet with you and get your input?
I look forward to hearing from you!