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Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine
255 W Spring Valley Avenue; Suite 205
Maywood, NJ
 

Dr. Georges Ghacibeh is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine specialist in Westwood, NJ, Hackensack, NJ, and Summit, NJ. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, seizures, and epilepsy. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ghacibeh's education and training includes medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ghacibeh (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ghacibeh's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Autism, Epilepsy, Seizures

Specializes in Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
286 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Harold Alpert is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Alpert trained at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Alpert is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Amy Dudenhoefer Atkeson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Amy Atkeson specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Atkeson (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Atkeson include sleep apnea. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atkeson has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha, inducted. Dr. Atkeson's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems

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Dr. Rahat Salamat, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1200 East Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 303 West
Ridgewood, NJ
 

Dr. Rahat Salamat is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Midland Park, NJ, Ridgewood, NJ, and Hawthorne, NJ. Dr. Salamat is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College, she performed her residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Valley Health System.

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Dr. Subani Chandra, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Subani Chandra specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in New York, NY. Her clinical interests include sleep apnea. She accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Chandra attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Chandra has received the following distinctions: New York Rising Stars; Clinical Research Award in Women's Pulmonary Health American College of Chest Physicians; and Award for Excellence in Research, Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Chandra (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems

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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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