We found 3 sleep medicine providers who accept United Healthcare Silver POS near Erie, PA.

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Dr. Jeffrey Peter McGovern, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3580 Peach Street; Suite 103a
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey McGovern practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Erie, PA. He is affiliated with Erie VA Medical Center and UPMC Hamot. Dr. McGovern attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Graduate Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Jorge Manuel Mercado, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3580 Peach Street; Suite 103a
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Jorge Mercado specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and residency at UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Mercado is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. Dr. Mercado (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Mercado's professional affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3580 Peach Street; Suite 103a
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Rowane's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Erie VA Medical Center. Dr. Rowane is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Des Moines 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.
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