We found 4 sleep medicine providers who accept Humana near Aurora, CO.

Dr. Sheila C Chuang, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Sheila Tsai practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Tsai is especially interested in intensive care, general care, and lung problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Tsai's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), CU Medicine, and National Jewish Health.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Dr. Vipin Malik, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Vipin Malik is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. After attending the University of Delhi for medical school, Dr. Malik completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His clinical interests include intensive care. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), CU Medicine, and National Jewish Health.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Physiology

Specializes in Pediatric Sleep Medicine
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Michelle Sobremonte-King works as a pediatric sleep medicine specialist. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sobremonte-King is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and CU Medicine.

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Dr. Carolyn Helen Welsh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Carolyn Welsh is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She works in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Her areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Welsh is professionally affiliated with VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Welsh attended Boston University School of Medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Sleep Problems, General Care

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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.
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