We found 4 sleep medicine providers who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Lees Summit, MO.

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Dr. Sidney Scott Devins, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
290 Ne Tudor Road
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Sidney Devins is a sleep medicine and adult pulmonology specialist in Lees Summit, MO. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Devins is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Menorah Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Devins honors. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Devins has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Quintin Lee Cokingtin, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
290 Ne Tudor Road
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Quintin Cokingtin's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Cokingtin's clinical interests include intensive care. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cokingtin accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3470 Ne Ralph Powell Road; Suite B
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Steven Hull, who practices in Lees Summit, MO, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Hull is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3470 Ne Ralph Powell Road; Suite B
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Eric Friskel practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Friskel graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friskel accepts.

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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.
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