As a sleep doctor, he is an expert in sleep medicine, which focuses on sleep, as well as sleep related conditions and disorders. He diagnoses and treats sleep-related conditions, such as sleep apnea, excessive snoring, insomnia, narcolepsy, as well as circadian rhythm disorders. He conducts a clinical assessment and evaluation in order to determine the right treatment applicable to a patient.
The field of sleep medicine is a subspecialty of a number of other medical specialties, including pulmonology, neurology, psychiatry and internal medicine. A sleep doctor enters the picture to help individuals who are having problems with sleep. Enough amount of sleep is very important in order to have good health. Trouble in sleeping can reduce the quality of life, and may result to far more serious conditions. Sleep doctors are trained to handle these kinds of issues.
Dr. Richard Smithe is currently accepting new patients. To book an appointment, please call (604) 941-2344.