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' areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Lees Summit, MO. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Devins honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Devins is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Menorah Medical Center.

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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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Cokingtin performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Cokingtin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Eric Friskel specializes in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology and practices in Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Friskel attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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