Copley’s Respiratory Services & Sleep Disorders Clinic
By Appointment Only
1st floor of the hospital
528 Washington Highway
Morrisville, VT 05661
Copley’s Respiratory Therapy team is experienced and well trained to handle your acute respiratory illness.
We provide both inpatient and outpatient services, and perform procedures that are both diagnostic and therapeutic.
Our Respiratory Therapy team works closely with our Cardiology team as well as Emergency Services.
Among the respiratory tests we provide
- Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) Your blood’s acid-base balance as well as the oxygen and carbon dioxide contents are measured by collecting an arterial blood sample. Pulmonary function testing helps diagnose and measure the severity of such conditions as asthma or emphysema. Medication can be administered in aerosol form to ease breathing problems, and to help prevent respiratory infections. Monitoring equipment is used to assess your responses to therapy and treatment.
- Electroencephalography (EEG)Various conditions such as seizures, strokes, and internal bleeding can cause local problems and irregular brain functions. By monitoring and measuring the electrical activity of your brain’s surface (cortex), we detect slowed electrical waves, small and large wave and “irritable” sparks. These help diagnose your problem and indicate which treatment is advised.
- Electrocardiography (ECG)Your heartbeat is regulated by a complex series of electrical stimuli. By measuring the strength of these electrical signals from various locations on your body, we assess various aspects of cardiac function and heart disease.
Sleep Disorders Clinic
Do you struggle to get a good night’s sleep? Do you find yourself irritable and always tired?
If left untreated, sleep disorders may increase the risk of blood pressure, heart attack, stroke or accidents. Snoring and insomnia can be symptoms of a sleep disorder.
Copley’s Sleep Clinic is conveniently located on the main floor and uses state of the art digital monitoring equipment to obtain the highest quality data in an effort to evaluate your sleep disorder.
Roslinde Collins-Gibbard, MD will serve as Copley’s Sleep Medicine Specialist, and Mandy Poginy, NP will serve as clinical provider. Dr. Collins will read and interpret the data, and will make treatment recommendations. Mandy, who will be on-site, will meet with patients, assess his or her condition, and determine if an overnight sleep study is necessary. A sleep study is not always necessary: for some, the care plan can be managed through behavioral therapy, changes in daily habits or work schedules, medications, or with equipment such as a nasal mask to relieve snoring and support airway obstruction.
The first step is to talk with your doctor about your concerns, as a referral is required.
If you require an overnight study, one of Copley Hospital’s trained Respiratory Therapists will conduct the study. A sleep study monitors sleep stages, patterns, heart activity, blood oxygen levels, and body movements. The data will then be sent to Dr. Collins, who will interpret it and make recommendations. The patient will have a follow-up appointment with Mandy, who will go over the results and recommendations.
For more information cal 802-888-8388.