We found 5 sleep medicine providers who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Jennifer Ming-Fay Hopkins, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Preventive Medicine
8505 Technology Forest Place; Suite 1002
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Hopkins is a medical specialist in pediatric sleep medicine and preventive medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hopkins include sleep disorders. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hopkins graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Hopkins is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders

Dr. Ather J Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ather Siddiqi is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Siddiqi (or staff) speaks Urdu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siddiqi include sleep disorders and intensive care. Dr. Siddiqi is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended King Edward Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Siddiqi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care

Dr. David Wayne Michalak, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine
4840 West Panther Creek Drive; Suite 101
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. David Michalak's areas of specialization are family medicine and sleep medicine; he sees patients in The Woodlands, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Michalak graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Michalak takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Ashesh Devendra Desai, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
75 Golden Scroll Circle
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Ashesh Desai sees patients in Conroe, TX and Spring, TX. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jerald Simmons, who practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in neurophysiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simmons honors. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Simmons has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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.