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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 is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine specialist in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Riverview, FL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), sleep apnea, and stroke. Dr. Pizarro-Otero is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Brandon Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College, Dr. Pizarro-Otero performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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; Office of Rakesh Shah Md
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Rakesh Shah's medical specialty is adult critical care, anesthesiology, and sleep medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is a graduate of Gujarat University and B.J. Medical College and a graduate of Raritan Bay Medical Center's residency program. 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.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave Dr. Shah a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Shah trained at North Shore University Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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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. He is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He trained at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zanchi include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zanchi is an in-network provider for 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. His professional affiliations include 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. 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 an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Brandon, FL. Dr. Lorch has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep study. 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. Lorch honors. Dr. Lorch attended 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 for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Powell honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Powell's professional affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hooker include intensive care and asthma. Dr. Hooker is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. 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. Dr. Hooker's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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: 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.