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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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Desai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Miami Valley Hospital, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Government Medical College, Surat.

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

Dr. Jihad Georges Youssef, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1429 Highway 6 South
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Jihad Youssef's specialties are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and sleep medicine. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. Dr. Youssef's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Youssef is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

Dr. Jerald Simmons is a physician who specializes in neurophysiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Simmons is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simmons takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Muhammad Khan sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. His education and training includes medical school at King Edward Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Khan 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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Reinoso obtained his medical school training at the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He 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.