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We found 12 sleep medicine providers near Temple, TX.

Dr. Carl David Boethel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Carl Boethel practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boethel graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Polysomnography, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gonzalo Alenjandro Salgado-Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Gonzalo Salgado sees patients in Round Rock, TX, Temple, TX, and Taylor, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salgado include sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Salgado accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Salgado trained at Temple University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Salgado include: Magna cum Laude, Universidad Central de Venezuela; Luis Razetti Award, Luis Razetti School of Medicine; and Lorenzo Campins y Ballester Award, Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Salgado speaks Spanish. Dr. Salgado is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Peter Yau, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2301 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Peter Yau, who practices in Taylor, TX and Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Yau attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Biopsy, Tracheostomy, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Shirley Fong Jones, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Shirley Jones' specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Jones accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jones include: Invited participant, American College of Chest Physicians Academic Leadership Development Program; Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society; and Diversity Travel Award, Sleep Research Network, Bethesda, Maryland. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Perez-Guerra, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Francisco Perez-Guerra is a sleep medicine and adult pulmonology specialist in Temple, TX. His clinical interests encompass sleep disorders and lung problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Perez-Guerra attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Perez-Guerra has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

Dr. Patricia Sizemore Ritch, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Sleep Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Tricia Ritch's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and sleep medicine. Dr. Ritch has a special interest in sleep disorders. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Ritch has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders

Dr. James Alan Barker, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. James Barker is a specialist in adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and sleep medicine. He works in San Antonio, TX and Temple, TX. He has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with the University Health System. Dr. Barker accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Dr. Veronica Brito, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Veronica Brito's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She trained at Long Island College Hospital for residency. Dr. Brito has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, 2006-2007 and Young Investigator award semi-finalist, American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Brito (or staff) speaks Medical Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Brito is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Enuresis, Insomnia

Dr. William Kim Rawlinson, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. William Rawlinson is a sleep medicine and adult pulmonology specialist in Austin, TX and Temple, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Aetna, and Aetna Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rawlinson studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rawlinson trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Rawlinson's professional affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Michael Vincent Abene, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Sleep Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Michael Abene practices sleep medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Abene graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Dr. Malvika Sagar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Malvika Sagar is a pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine specialist in Waco, TX, Temple, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Sagar attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center for residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award. Dr. Sagar (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Premature ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Gagan Prakash's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Patiala.

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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.