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Dr. Douglas Wayne Whetsell M.D.
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
413 Owen Drive; Suite 202
Fayetteville, NC
 

Dr. D. Whetsell practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology in Fayetteville, NC. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital and Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Dr. Whetsell accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center.

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Dr. Samuel Fleishman MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Sleep Medicine
3308 Melrose Road
Fayetteville, NC
 

Dr. Samuel Fleishman is a sleep medicine specialist in Fayetteville, NC. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders. Dr. Fleishman's professional affiliations include Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital, Bladen County Hospital, and Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders

Amita Sadashiv Shetty M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine
average rating 4.83 stars (3 ratings)
3308 Melrose Road
Fayetteville, NC
 

Dr. Amita Shetty's specialty is sleep medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital, Bladen County Hospital, and Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Dr. Shetty attended medical school at Topiwala National Medical College. On average, patients gave Dr. Shetty a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2300 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC
 

Dr. Brydon Grant specializes in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology and practices in Fayetteville, NC. He is a graduate of Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. Dr. Grant is affiliated with Fayetteville VA Medical Center.

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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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