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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' areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Elias is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Elias's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kiritkumar Patel practices sleep medicine in Modesto, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: German, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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

Dr. Kayalvizhi Sambandam is a sleep medicine and adult pulmonology specialist. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sambandam attended medical school at Madras Medical College.

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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.