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

Dr. Shirley Jones specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Jones trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has received the following distinctions: 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. 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Salgado include sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Salgado is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Magna cum Laude, Universidad Central de Venezuela; Luis Razetti Award, Luis Razetti School of Medicine; and Lorenzo Campins y Ballester Award, Faculty of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Carl Boethel's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He practices in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Boethel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Veronica Brito is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. She works in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brito's medical residency was performed at Long Island College Hospital. She 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. In addition to English, Dr. Brito (or staff) speaks Medical Spanish and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Enuresis, Insomnia

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. She has a special interest in sleep disorders. Dr. Ritch is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders

Dr. Shekhar A Ghamande, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Shekhar Ghamande practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Ghamande is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best attending physician," Department of Medicine, West Virginia University. In addition to English, Dr. Ghamande (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Ghamande is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Emphysema, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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

Dr. Francisco Perez-Guerra's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Perez-Guerra speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders and lung problems. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Perez-Guerra include: Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Malvika Sagar practices pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine. Dr. Sagar's education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the distinction of Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award. Dr. Sagar (or staff) is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Gagan Prakash's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Temple, TX. Dr. Prakash is a graduate of Government Medical College. He is affiliated with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS).

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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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