We found 6 sleep medicine providers who accept United Healthcare Gold near Clearwater, FL.

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Dr. James Stephen Barna, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
1330 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. James Barna's specialties are sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Barna include sleep apnea. Patient ratings for Dr. Barna average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Barna completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

Dr. John Alan Masson Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 405
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Masson is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masson include intensive care and sleep apnea. Dr. Masson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Masson speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Intensive Care

Dr. Eli Gavi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 405
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eli Gavi practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Clearwater, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Gavi is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel Anthony Orlando III, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 405
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Orlando is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Orlando is especially interested in sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orlando honors. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea

Dr. Alfonso Castro-Rojas, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 405
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Alfonso Castro is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He works in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castro include sleep disorders. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Castro graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School and Monmouth Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders

Dr. Mitchell B Miller, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
1320 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mitchell Miller's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Clearwater, FL, Largo, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Miller include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Miller's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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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