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We found 4 sleep medicine providers who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Erasmo Andre Passaro, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
601 7th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Erasmo Passaro's specialties are neurophysiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests include dizziness, sleep apnea, and insomnia. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Passaro honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Passaro trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Italian. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Sleep Apnea, Epilepsy, Insomnia

Dr. Himanshu V Chandarana, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6450 38th Avenue N; Suite 330
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Himanshu Chandarana specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Chandarana (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chandarana include back pain, intensive care, and sleep apnea. Dr. Chandarana's professional affiliations include Pulmonary Associates and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Chandarana completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Chandarana is 3.0 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 Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Back Pain, Pulse Oximetry, Intensive Care

Dr. Vinubhai Chhaganbhai Pansuriya, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2180 9th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vinubhai Pansuriya is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. 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. Pansuriya studied medicine at M.P. Shah Medical College. Dr. Pansuriya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Pansuriya's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Pulmonary Function Test, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. David Andrew Sams, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2639 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Sams is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sams include sleep disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Sams is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Sams attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.