Dr. Becker's Retirement

March 20, 2019

To:      Patients of Dr. Philip Becker, Sleep Medicine Associates of Texas, PA
RE:     Retirement plan of Dr. Becker, who ends practice on March 31, 2019

After 40 years of distinguished practice, Dr. Becker has decided to retire.  He will end his full-time practice of sleep medicine on December 31, 2018, however, he will continue a part-time schedule until March 31, 2019. He will be available for appointments Tuesday-Thursday from 9am until 4pm.

After March 31, 2019. Dr. Becker will no longer offer any sleep-related services.

Sleep Medicine Associates of Texas will be available to continue your care. Jane Wu, MSN, NP-C will be available to see many of Dr. Becker’s patients. Unfortunately, if your current treatment plan includes the use of controlled substances, Jane will not be available to support you and may need to transfer your care to another physician.

We do recognize and understand that it is difficult to lose your doctor. As an AASM Accredited Facility, we would like to recommend a resource website sleepeducation.org/find-a-facility to help you find another accredited sleep practice in your area. You can also search the internet for other local sleep medicine physicians or you can call the Dallas County Medical Society at
214-948-3622 for assistance during your transition to another provider.

Dr. Becker expresses his gratitude to the more than 25,000 patients who have seen him over his career. He is also very thankful to the many doctors and staff over the years that have supported his efforts to make sleep medicine a valued service in Dallas-Fort Worth.

If you have questions, please contact our office.

Sincerely,

Andrew Jamieson, MD
Managing Partner

Next Steps

If you would like your medical records to be sent to another practice, please download, complete, and return the linked medical release form below.

If you are a patient of Dr. Becker and have questions regarding your care, you are welcome to call our office and ask for his Medical Assistant.  However, due to the high number of calls that we have received, a special voicemail box has been established to take messages for non-urgent requests. We ask that you leave a message and give us time to respond.  Please be patient as we do our best to get back to everyone as soon as possible.  You may also send an email directly to mangel@sleepmed.com.


FOR APPOINTMENTS:

If you are scheduled to see Dr. Becker after March 31st, you will automatically be transferred to another sleep provider.  We will try to accommodate your current scheduled time, however, you may be receiving a call to reschedule to a different time on the same day or even a different day.  We hope to call you at least two weeks in advance but if you prefer to call us to reschedule then please feel free to contact us.

There are two options to reschedule with us.  

  • Send an email to mangel@sleepmed.com.   Be sure to identify the current appointment that you and any questions regarding your appointment, like if medication or CPAP management is needed.
  • Call us at 214-750-7776 and ask for Dr. Becker’s Medical Assistant.  If you get a voice mail due to high call volume, please a message. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, date of birth and an email address, and we will respond back via phone or email. Please five us 3-5 days to respond.  If urgent or timely (need refill within 5 days), then be sure to note that in your message.


FOR MEDICATIONS:

If you have a concern regarding your current medication, please contact us with your question. Please note that if you are currently receiving opioid medications for the treatment of Restless Leg Syndrome, you will need to contact your primary care physician for a referral to a Pain Management doctor. All other medication managements may be able to be handled during the transfer of care to one of the other Sleep providers.

There are two options to submit questions to us.  

  • Send an email to mangel@sleepmed.com. Be sure to identify the medication that you have questions about.  
  • Call us at 214-750-7776 and ask for Dr. Becker’s Medical Assistant.  If you get a voice mail due to high call volume, please a message. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, date of birth and an email address, and we will respond back via phone or email. Please five us 3-5 days to respond.  If urgent or timely (need refill within 5 days), then be sure to note that in your message.


FOR CPAP MANAGEMENT:

If you are on CPAP, you will automatically be transferred to care with our nurse practitioner or other Sleep provider. If you have a concern about your current management please contact us with your question.

There are two options to submit questions to us.  

  • Send an email to mangel@sleepmed.com.   Be sure to identify the device/supplies that you have questions about, if needed.
  • Call us at 214-750-7776 and ask for Dr. Becker’s Medical Assistant.  If you get a voice mail due to high call volume, please a message. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, date of birth and an email address, and we will respond back via phone or email. Please five us 3-5 days to respond.  If urgent or timely (need refill within 5 days), then be sure to note that in your message.


TRANSFER OF MEDICAL RECORDS:

If you need to have your medical records sent to another provider, we will need to have a signed release form. (Andrew, make this a link to this document.)  

There are two options to submit this to us.  

  • Please print, complete and return to mangel@sleepmed.com or fax to 214-750-4621.  
  • Call us and leave a message requesting it to be emailed to you. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, date of birth and an email address, and we will send a form for completion which you can send back via email or fax.  

Due to high call volume, please allow 3 to 5 days for a return call.  Leaving multiple messages on this voicemail box may delay response time.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to meeting your needs as soon as possible.