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Charles Hall, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
370 East Main Street; Suite 5
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Charles Hall's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Bay Shore, NY and Commack, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Southside Hospital. Dr. Hall attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Hall trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Laurence Engelberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
370 East Main Street; Suite 5
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Laurence Engelberg is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Bay Shore, NY and Commack, NY. Dr. Engelberg attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Engelberg average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Engelberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Engelberg is affiliated with Southside Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dheeraj Khanna, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
370 East Main Street; Suite 5
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Dheeraj Khanna is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Bay Shore, NY and Commack, NY. Dr. Khanna (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Southside Hospital. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Khanna has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Gary Wohlberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
370 East Main Street; Suite 5
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Gary Wohlberg is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Wohlberg studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. Dr. Wohlberg welcomes new patients.

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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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