As Kamloops area residents know, work and play are impossible to enjoy if you’re suffering from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea or snoring. That’s where Snore MD’s new sleep clinic in Kamloops is here to help! We offer proven sleep solutions so that you can get back to the things that are most important to you and your family — and that includes a good night’s sleep!
Kamloops is in the traditional territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc, ‘the people of the confluence’ Shuswap speaking people of British Columbia. This vast land stretches from the Columbia River Valley along the Rocky Mountains, west to the Fraser River, and south to the Arrow Lakes.
Kamloops and the surrounding area provide a perfect blend of rural and city living. Kamloopsians are blessed with a diverse economy supported by forestry, mining, education, retail, and agriculture.
The semi-arid climate and picturesque scenery created from the Cariboo and Monashee Mountain ranges meeting the North & South Thompson River makes Kamloops the perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts. With something for everyone, locals and tourists, young and old, can enjoy a walk along the riverside, golfing, biking in the hills, or enjoy the endless lakes and beaches for water sports during the spring, summer & fall months. In the winter, the area is a winter wonderland with Sun Peaks Resort only a short drive away.
Kamloops offers all amenities being the third largest city outside of the Lower Mainland, and is a main destination for sports and health facilities being named the Tournament Capital of Canada due to its commitment to an active lifestyle. It is also the epicenter of healthcare services for the Cariboo and Thompson Shuswap Regions, home to the regions Royal Inland Hospital.
Good Morning, Kamloops!
Open since May 19, 2020, our Kamloops Sleep Apnea Clinic is located in Columbia Square Shopping Centre near Toys “R” Us and McDonald’s. Find us directly off the Trans Canada Highway on Notre Dame Drive.
Our wheelchair accessible location and spacious clinic allow us to help Kamloops and BC Interior residents access important sleep information, screening for sleep disorders and state-of-the-art therapy CPAP equipment, free distilled water for their equipment, and long-term continuous care.
We also offer phone and virtual appointments for those unable to come to see us in-person.
“We not only strive to serve Kamloops residents with the sleep apnea support and care they need, but we also help sleep apnea sufferers in the Thompson-Cariboo and Nicola Valley regions. We are here to help those in Merritt, Lillooet, Lytton, Clearwater, Barriere, Cache Creek, Ashcroft, Sun Peaks, Logan Lake, Chase, and 100 Mile House with their sleep issues,” says Snore MD’s Kamloops Sleep Clinician KaSara Ostegen.
We welcome walk-ins, and no doctor referral is necessary to visit our sleep clinic. We have a spacious and clean waiting area, where our clinical coordinator is happy to meet with you, answer your questions, and show you our comfortable CPAP masks and equipment used for treating sleep apnea.
Best of all, Snore MD Kamloops offers flexible hours and is open on Saturdays.
Meet our Kamloops Clinician and Clinical Coordinator
KaSara Ostegen is a true blue Kamloopsian. Born and raised in the Tournament Capital, KaSara became an RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) after attending Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops.
“My dad encouraged me. He has asthma and heard about the RT program at TRU. They are one of two universities in Canada that offers a dual credential in health sciences and respiratory therapy,” KaSara says.
After graduating, KaSara relocated to the Lower Mainland for one year to work at a hospital as part of her practicum. She then worked for a home care oxygen service before joining the team at Snore MD as a sleep expert.
“Lots of people in my family have obstructed sleep apnea (OSA), which causes the airway to intermittently block, and use CPAP machines to open up air passages for better breathing. It’s an interesting aspect of medical care that was overlooked in the past. I value sleep myself. I know how cranky we can get if we don’t get enough sleep, and I have a soft spot for people who are in that position. Luckily, I know how to fix their problems. It’s amazing when people say that they had no idea what a good night’s sleep felt like until seeing us at Snore MD.”
Kamloops Snore MD Clinic Coordinator Michelle Bromley is one of the first people you will meet. Her experience in the hospitality industry is evident. You will be greeted with her big smile and friendly voice. Michelle’s mission is to put every patient at ease while guiding them on a journey to better sleep.
She knows how important a good night’s sleep is, as many of her family have a history of sleep disorders.
“Every day, I have the opportunity to educate, provide effective therapy solutions, and celebrate with each patient during their journey to achieving better sleep health and improved lifestyle. I love to see the positive impact of high-quality sleep and witnessing the transformation in their energy levels,” she says.
Solve Your Snoring and Sleep Problems in Four Easy Steps
Our clinic offers a comfortable space for safe social distancing to protect you and your loved ones in these challenging times. We welcome everyone experiencing sleep-related issues to visit our street-level entrance sleep clinic in Kamloops or call us for a free sleep test and assessment.
If a sleep disorder is suspected, we assess and treat your symptoms using our four easy steps:
- Take home a sleep device that measures your breathing and sleep patterns. We also supply you with a video that explains how the machine works.
- Review the results from your sleep test and explore your treatment options with our sleep clinician.
- Warm up to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy. We set you up with a. complimentary CPAP machine, so you can experience the benefits before you purchase anything.
- Keep in touch with our sleep clinician. Our Legendary Care for Life program provides support to ensure long term success, and includes follow-up appointments, hassle-free insurance coordination (80%+ coverage), exclusive offers such as machine and mask trade-ins, ongoing remote monitoring, progress reports, and free unlimited distilled water refills to clean your CPAP machine.
“The check-in and follow up we offer through our Care for Life premium support program is invaluable. People can ask additional questions. They can walk in, or we can conduct a virtual call, whichever is easier for them,” says KaSara. “Also, we help our clients save money through our free distilled water refills. We also sanitize everything afterward,” KaSara says.
Are you ready for better sleep, better life?
Visit our Snore MD Kamloops Sleep Apnea Clinic in Columbia Square (near Toys “R” Us) at #450-500 Notre Dame Drive. You can also email us at [email protected] or phone, text, or fax us at 778-362-1717 to book your free appointment. Our clinic is open Monday to Saturday, you can find clinic hours on the location page here.
Want to learn more about what Snore MD is doing to protect your health and safety? Read: A Whole New World; Same Legendary Care.