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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 specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. Dr. Pizarro-Otero has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), sleep apnea, and stroke. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pizarro-Otero accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Pizarro-Otero is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rakesh Shah practices adult critical care, anesthesiology, and sleep medicine in Plant City, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Dr. Shah graduated from Gujarat University and B.J. Medical College and then he performed his residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with 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. Dragos Gheorghe Zanchi, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
311 Noland Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Dragos Zanchi sees patients in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Plant City, FL. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zanchi include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Dr. Zanchi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Zanchi completed his residency training at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. He is 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. Suketu Kanu Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
910 Oakfield Drive; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Suketu Shah is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at North Shore University Hospital.

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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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Lorch has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep study. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He 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. Dr. Lorch trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Study

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

Dr. Richard Powell is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Powell at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional 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. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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

Dr. Thomas Hooker's medical specialty is sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Hooker's clinical interests include intensive care and asthma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hooker honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Hooker attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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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.