We found 7 sleep medicine providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver 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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. He has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), sleep apnea, and stroke. Dr. Pizarro-Otero takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Pizarro-Otero is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Brandon Regional Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Plant City, FL and Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, anesthesiology, and sleep medicine. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise 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 accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Gujarat University and B.J. Medical College and performed his residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic 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 specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Brandon, FL. After attending 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, Dr. Lorch completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Clinical interests for Dr. Lorch include sleep study. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lorch's 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 specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zanchi include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Zanchi trained at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Zanchi is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zanchi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 is a Brandon, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Powell is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Powell attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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 areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His clinical interests encompass intensive care and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Dr. Hooker studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hooker's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient reviews placed him at an average 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, in addition to 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.