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We found 7 sleep medicine providers who accept United Healthcare Silver 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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. In addition to English, Dr. Boethel speaks Spanish. He is 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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Round Rock, TX, Temple, TX, and Taylor, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Salgado 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. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Salgado attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. His distinctions 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. He 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's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Yau speaks Cantonese. Dr. Yau is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She works in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Her distinctions 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.

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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 physician who specializes in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez-Guerra include sleep disorders and lung problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perez-Guerra is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Perez-Guerra include: Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians. In addition to English, Dr. Perez-Guerra 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology and sleep medicine. Her clinical interests encompass sleep disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ritch honors. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders

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

Dr. Malvika Sagar is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She 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. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, Dr. Sagar completed her residency training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award. In addition to English, Dr. Sagar (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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