Frequently Asked Questions

How much General Sleep Medicine does Dr. Saribalas practice?
50%.

Is TMS covered by insurance companies? 
It is usually a case by case review by the patients insurance company.  TMS has been available for over 11 years in the USA.

Does Dr. Saribalas own any part of a sleep lab or is he employed by any pharmaceutical company?
No, however Dr. Saribalas is a national speaker for numerous companies, speaks to physician groups on TMS related topics and is on the Staff at Ohio Univ College of Medicina and Ohio Dominican PA School.

What is a sleep study?
This is a study that is conducted in the Sleep Center lab, performed during the night while you are asleep. During this process, different body functions are measured during sleep, including brain waves, eye movements, breathing patterns, heart rate and rhythm, oxygen levels in the blood, and leg movements. The data that is gathered is reviewed by a physician in detail to determine if you have a sleep disorder.

What are the payment policies?
Most insurance is accepted! If we are contracted with your insurance company, we will collect any co-pays indicated on your insurance card. We accept cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard. Our billing consultants will bill your insurance company. However, if the third party payer does not pay you are responsible for the fees.

If an overnight sleep study or daytime nap test is ordered, our billing consultants will get the test(s) pre-certified for you. Again, there is no charge to you for this billing service.

If your insurance company requires a referral from your primary care physician, it is your responsibility to obtain this referral prior to your appointment. The referral may be faxed to our office.

What if I need to cancel an appointment?
If you must cancel an appointment, please attempt to give us a three day notice so other patients may be seen.

 
 
 
Testimonials

"I think it is awesome to have an internationally known Sleep Psychiatrist locally. " - Jean C.

"Dr. Saribalas is extremely friendly and very professional. He gave excellent care, and was able to answer all of my questions ." - Jason P.

"The therapy is worth it. I did not think I would feel so refreshed ." - Evan G.

"I thought snoring was just something I had to deal with. Since therapy, I am now able to get a good nights sleep."
-Brett B.

"I cannot believe we did not have this evaluated a long time ago ." - Stacee M.

 
 
 
 
Dr. Michael Saribalas is currently a member in good standing with:
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
American Sleep Association
World Association of Sleep Medicine
National Sleep Foundation
"Doctors Without Borders" Supporter
 
   
 
 
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