One of the various questions Dr. Finnerty enjoys working on is whether your sleep apnea is secondary to your PTSD. Dr. Finnerty has a special interest in sleep. In addition to being a psychologist with expertise in PTSD, Dr. Finnerty is also a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. On a personal note, Dr. Finnerty also has sleep apnea and knows firsthand the difficulties with adjusting to wearing a mask with PAP therapy (ex: CPAP, APAP, BiPAP, etc.).
Dr. Finnerty typically can write nexus letters for sleep apnea secondary to PTSD based on a records review only (with no exam needed); it doesn’t matter where you are physically located. Dr. Finnerty will review your records and address any relevant medical evidence and personal statements related to this. He will cite relevant scientific research and relate it to your medical evidence. He will also cite relevant past VBA decisions which relied upon this scientific research. Are you interested in consulting with Dr. Finnerty about whether your sleep apnea is secondary to your PTSD? You can Get a Free Consultation