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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jihad Youssef's specialties are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and sleep medicine. He practices in Baytown, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Youssef accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Dr. Thomas Stephen Kaleekal, MEd, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Kaleekal specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kaleekal graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kaleekal's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Transplant

Dr. Tilottama Md Majumdar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tilottama Majumdar's areas of specialization are general internal medicine, critical care (intensive care medicine), and sleep medicine. Dr. Majumdar is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She is especially interested in lung biopsy, lung surgery, and sleep apnea. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Majumdar is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Scleroderma, Sleep Apnea, Lung Surgery

Dr. Ghassan Abdulreda Noureddine, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6400 Fannin; Suite 2280
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ghassan Noureddine practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Noureddine include bronchoscopy, asthma, and thoracentesis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noureddine takes. Dr. Noureddine is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Noureddine is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Asthma, Thoracentesis

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1107
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Cortes specializes in adult critical care, general internal medicine, and sleep medicine and practices in Houston, TX. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Cortes is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Dr. Priya Navaneethan Oolut, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Priya Oolut sees patients in Sugar Land, TX, Wharton, TX, and El Campo, TX. Her medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oolut include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oolut is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Oolut attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit Verma, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amit Verma's areas of specialization are neurophysiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. Dr. Verma's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sleep apnea, seizures, and epilepsy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Verma's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Electroencephalography, Epilepsy, Sleep Problems, Seizures

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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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