About Us

Manse Medical is the premier Respiratory and Sleep Medical Practice in Western Victoria and South-East South Australia, providing specialist care to patients with respiratory and sleep disorders.

Lung function testing, attended Level-1 sleep studies, Level-2 home sleep tests and a network of community CPAP therapy support services form the high quality services provided by Manse Medical.

Specialist medical consultations are complemented by the Telehealth Program which offers General Practitioners and patients an innovative and convenient starting point to better health.

Manse Medical is committed to help all patients breathe well, sleep well and achieve a quality, healthy life.

 

Meet our team of physicians

 


Dr Andrew Bradbeer is the lead physician and medical director at Manse Medical, working as a specialist in respiratory and sleep medicine in Western Victoria and the South East of South Australia since 2004.

Dr Bradbeer sees patients at Manse Medical practices and supervises the Manse Medical network of lung function testing facilities, sleep centres and home sleep testing locations throughout the region. Dr Bradbeer also heads the respiratory inpatient unit at Western District Health Services.

Dr Bradbeer is an experienced specialist physician who is known for his drive to develop high quality services in locations that are accessible to people who live remotely from major cities. Together with his colleagues at Manse Medical, he enjoys collaborating with regional hospitals, primary healthcare networks, general practices and other community providers of healthcare services towards this shared goal.

 

 

Dr Eduardo Gaio is a specialist physician in respiratory and sleep medicine. Dr Gaio works at Manse Medical clinics in Warrnambool and Hamilton, as well as at private and public hospitals in those towns.

Dr Gaio completed his specialty training in intensive care medicine and respiratory medicine at University of Brasilia, Brazil.  His qualifications include a masters in sleep medicine from Pablo de Olavide University, Spain, and a PhD in medical sciences from the University of Brasilia.

Dr Gaio has completed post-doctoral studies in the world-renowned department of physiology at the University of California in San Diego, and has supervised post-graduate researchers at the University of Brasilia.  Dr Gaio has made significant contributions to academic research and has numerous publications in medical journals. He held an associate professor position at the University of Brasilia prior to commencing work at Manse Medical in December 2016.

Dr Gaio is an accomplished clinician and researcher and we are privileged to have him join our clinical team at Manse Medical.

 

 

 

 

 

Mask fit is the first step to achieving positive CPAP and health outcomes. If your mask causes discomfort, has persistent air leaks or just doesn’t feel right, there is a good chance it is not the right one for you. Most good CPAP outlets offer a trial period of their CPAP masks, where you can return your mask in exchange for a different size, or style, until you find the right one. Discuss this at your appointment with your CPAP therapist.

A sensation that the pressure is too high is quite common when first starting out on CPAP. These days, most CPAP machines have a ramp function. This works by starting you off on a low pressure to help you fall asleep, then slowly increasing the pressure over time (approximately 30 minutes) until it reaches your prescribed pressure. Speak with your CPAP therapist about any concerns you have with your CPAP pressure to ensure they have enabled this function for your machine.

Proper use of your humidifier does help. Your CPAP machine has different settings for the degree of humidification you receive during the night. These settings should be based around how you feel in the morning. If you wake with a dry mouth or nose, feel abnormally congested or wake with excessive water in your mask (or tubing) you should look at altering your humidifier settings. Refer to your machine user guide or speak with your CPAP therapist to get this right.