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We found 5 sleep medicine providers who accept Blue Advantage near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Sandip Ranjitrai Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Sandip Desai's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai is a graduate of Government Medical College, Surat and a graduate of Miami Valley Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Desai is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Physical Exams, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerald Howard Simmons, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
15423 Creek Bend Drive
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Jerald Simmons' specialties are neurophysiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. He practices in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Simmons average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simmons is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Simmons has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1429 Highway 6 South
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Jihad Youssef practices adult critical care, general internal medicine, and sleep medicine in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Youssef average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Dr. Youssef attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine
1111 Highway 6; Suite 275
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Muhammad Khan is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine specialist in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Khan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Khan attended King Edward Medical University for medical school. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Dr. Mauricio A Reinoso, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Suite 310
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Mauricio Reinoso's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Sugar Land, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Mayo Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reinoso honors. Dr. Reinoso is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchitis, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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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.