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We found 3 sleep medicine providers who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Modesto, CA.

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Dr. Roger E Elias, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Elias' specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Elias is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Sleep Medicine
1400 Florida Avenue; Suite 102
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Kiritkumar Patel is a specialist in sleep medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. He is accepting new patients. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks German, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Kayalvizhi Sambandam's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Modesto, CA. She studied medicine at Madras Medical College. Dr. Sambandam is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Sleep Medicine?

Sleep medicine is the medical field that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to sleep and rest. This can include difficulty sleeping well at night or problems with daytime sleepiness. Sleep medicine specialists treat patients of all ages who need better rest.

When people think of sleep disorders, they often think of insomnia. That’s one kind of sleep disorder, but there are several others. In addition to insomnia, a sleep medicine specialist may treat conditions such as:
  • Sleep apnea
  • Shift work disorder
  • Circadian rhythm disorder
  • Severe or recurrent jet lag
  • Narcolepsy

Treatments may include medication, light therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or CPAP therapy. CPAP, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure, is one of the most commonly prescribed treatments. These tiny machines have a tube and mask and blow a stream of air over the face at night, helping patients with snoring or sleep apnea to breathe easily and sleep more soundly.

One important tool often used in sleep medicine is the sleep study or polysomnogram, where patients sleep either in a lab or at home with a monitoring device. The sleep study allows doctors to measure the quality of sleep over an entire night, check for various sleep problems, and identify breathing disorders such as sleep apnea. If performed in a lab, you will arrive and spend the night sleeping in a bed similar to one in a hotel room. You may have electrodes attached to your head and chest to monitor your breathing, oxygen levels, brain waves, and heart rate. Technicians collect the information, which your physician can use to identify and diagnose disorders that have been interrupting your sleep.

Not getting enough rest at night makes you feel terrible, can make it difficult to do the things you need to do, and can even put you at higher risk for physical and mental health problems. Feeling tired all the time can be a huge quality of life issue. If a sleep disorder is preventing you from getting enough rest, a sleep medicine specialist can help you manage the problem so that you have the energy to enjoy your life.