We found 7 sleep medicine providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Brandon, FL.

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Dr. Jose Patricio Pizarro Otero, MD
Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine
401 N. Parsons Avenue; Suite #:105
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jose Pizarro-Otero's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), sleep apnea, and stroke. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Pizarro-Otero attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Pizarro-Otero is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Brandon Regional Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Suketu Kanu Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
910 Oakfield Drive; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Suketu Shah specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shah graduated from Albany Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Shah is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Dr. Rakesh Mohanlal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Anesthesiology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
402 Noland Drive; Office of Rakesh Shah Md
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Rakesh Shah is a specialist in adult critical care, anesthesiology, and sleep medicine. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Gujarat University and B.J. Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel George Lorch Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
910 Oakfield Drive; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Lorch is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep study. Dr. Lorch's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Lorch attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and the University of Florida College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Study

Dr. Dragos Gheorghe Zanchi, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
311 Noland Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Dragos Zanchi's medical specialty is sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Zanchi attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He has a special interest in lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Zanchi is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Shaw Powell, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
910 Oakfield Drive; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Richard Powell practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Powell takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
910 Oakfield Drive; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Hooker practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hooker at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hooker attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hooker trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Intensive 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.