"For 20 plus years I experienced symptoms of sleep apnea before I was ever tested. After I was diagnosed, a specialist from Missoula set me up with my CPAP equipment. My ten minute appointment left me with little understanding when it came to operating and maintaining my equipment. It was uncomfortable and really never fit me quite right. Consequently, I stopped using it.
Earlier this year, I was happy to hear that Clark Fork Valley Hospital was offering CPAP services. I have had the opportunity to build relationships with many staff members over the years and felt confident they could answer my questions and help me find the proper equipment to fit my personal needs. I was not disappointed. The Cardiopulmonary staff at the hospital exhibited the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. I was presented with multiple mask options to see what type would work best for me. I appreciated the clear and accurate instructions on what to do to keep up with my therapy.
I am happy to report that after a month of using my new equipment my sleep is much more restful and I have had a dramatic decrease in headaches during the day. I have no hesitation recommending Clark Fork Valley Hospital CPAP services to others living with a sleep disorder. It was nice to be taken care of so personably by my fellow neighbors and not have to drive far for my care.
—Bea Dobbelaere from Plains, MT