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Dr. Michelle Zetoony

Sleep Medicine
St Petersburg, FL
20 years experience female

Locations

DO Sleep Solutions, Inc

St Petersburg, FL

Address

545 4th Avenue S, Suite A, St Petersburg, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

AvMed Health Plan

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

Medicare

Humana Insurance Company

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

About

Bio

I practice sleep medicine in Clearwater, FL. I completed Internal Medicine residency and became board certified. I also completed fellowships in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. I am boarded in all three specialties. I enjoy practice and home life. I love educating colleagues and the community about sleep.

Specialties
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Sleep Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

663 Answers
74 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Allergy?: Swelling of the airway and lips can occur with a variety of foods. This may be the case. There is not something that paralzes the muscles but that w... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
UARS: In patients that snore and have frequent awakenings with nonrestorative sleep, the diagnosis is often uars (upper airway resistance syndrome) which is... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Depends on wound: If there is significant bleeding, pressure first to stop the bleeding. If it is mostly oozing, cleaning the wound with very cool water or saline can... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Acid block not equal: So acid blockers like Omeprazole and Pantoprazole due block acid production but not the fact that there is 'stuff' in your stomach. This 'stuff' (sto... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Hours: Generally you don't want to drink within 2-4 hours of sleep because this contributes to nighttime waking. If you wake trazadone specifically for slee... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Good job!: Less likely to get cardiopulmonary and neurologic disease, less likely to smoke, less likely to develop most cancers ... Also saves $$$ in the long ru... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Circumstances: This isa common issue but can vary in cause. So if the entire hand falls asleep, that means that there are two-three major nerves being impinged upon... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Big question: The problem is that sleep medications work differently so it is hard to give you the side effects. Typically there are medications used for sleep tha... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: Sleep is dependent on multiple factors. It is not just the night before's sleep or any daytime napping that affects it, it can be food/medications/il... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Try lower dose: Try lowering the dose. Even 1 mg can be effective. If dizziness is persistent may consider not taking.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
More fluid out: Diuretics cause fluid to be excreted through the kidneys. This can contribute to lower blood pressure, electrolyte problems, dehydration and extra st... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Yes, many: There are a number of medications (prescription and otherwise) that will help people fall asleep quickly < 20 minutes and others that are more aime... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Lots: Studies have linked chronic sleep deprivation to everything from anxiety/depression to diabetes, obesity, hypertension, stroke, memory loss and fibrom... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Quite a few: Many antianxiety medications can induce sleep. You will have to find out whether or not sleep induction is the key since many of these can worsen sle... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Tonsoliths: The etiology of these is bacteria becoming trapping in the tonsils themselves. Sometimes they harder and other times they just sit there. If they do... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Fragmentation: Quite a few things can cause the above. There are a number of sleep disorders that will trigger the above. In general if everything with sleep is ot... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Asks ordering doc: You generally are to do normal things and keep normal schedule when doing epilepsy testing in teh hospital. Sleep deprivation brings on seizures in s... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Neck: Can be back if neck or tongue swelling. Sometimes this can be related to swollen neck glands or even reflux.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Infection: typically could be swollen lymph nodes. Infrequently form of cancers when nodes continue inflamed. If persistent or obvious infection that not getti... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Easily: Actually easier to exercise inside sometimes. Work on setting up an area where you can do things in place. Weights with household items are good. R... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Controversy: Typically you will not want to raise your body temperature throughout the night with mattress warmer. Can cause changes to sleep and hormonal balance... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Concerning: Concerning symptoms that can overlap a number of conditions from heart, lung and neurologic. This is a common symptom of sleep apnea contributing to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Big topic: You asked a very broad topic. Generally sleep disorders are disorders that affect sleep and parasomnias are things that occur during sleep that are t... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
OTC vs. RX: So it varies. The rx dose of even an otc medication is different than what is recommended on the back. If you are going to exceed the dose recommend... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Dependence/tolerance: The main factors for me are the following 1) sedative hypnotics worsen apnea which is a very common medical problem that afflicts up at 8% of adult ma... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
The cause: Often the symptoms may be similar, particularly with a viral infection (more than bacterial). Infections are caused by organisms and cause a body res... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Hangover: So this depends on a lot of things. Typically i tell people between 12-18 hours if they are overall healthy (remember it is a medication that could b... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
yes: Any infection in your body (bacterial/viral/fungal) creates inflammatory cells that release chemicals that usually make people more sleepy. These are... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Sugars vs sleep prob: A lot of possible answers. As a sleep professional, things like apnea and snoring are common in diabetics and cause mouth opening which leads to mout... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
See a sleep dr: What does a 'normal' sleep study mean. To some that means 'no apnea' which is not the only finding to be gained. What was the quality like, what wer... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
sometimes real: Choking sensation, gasping or breathing problems can occur commonly during sleep, particularly on your back or in rem. Sometimes if body is having pr... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Yes.: No specific cause per se but hormonal and gastrointestinal complaints are the most common related to travel and jet lab.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
FDA thinks so: Amien/zolpidem is not approved by the fda for more than 10 mg in any person regardless of weight. With that being said, it is studied in europe to 20... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Possibly: CRP is very nonspecific even though the name is 'highly specific.' typically it is more associated with vascular inflammation but there is some data ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Interesting question: Unfortunately the amount of alcohol that would have to be involved to dull pain would more than likely make you unconscious and stop breathing. This ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Ignore: Do let you doctor know that you have this. Many common medications can worsen symptoms.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Genetic tests can be done for many disorders of single gene mutations. It can be costly. You also will get answers about other genes since the testi... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Will not hurt: There are certain foods that have been touted as good sleep aids and others that have aromatic properties that can be helpful. Lemon balm is one of t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Ideas: So there are a lot of theories about the content of dreams. You have to figure out the difference between "bad dreams/nightmares/terrors" etc. This ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Can be: Yes, it can cause vivid dreaming. It tends to delay rem which means that you are more likely to dream with dream recall upon awakening. This is not ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Recommend no: For a few reasons i recommend no. 1) people have fallen asleep very quickly and aspirated (choked on) food and 2) works better without food in stomac... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Generally yes: Try not go go to sleep with food in stomach (so within 1-2 hours). This can contribute to more reflux and your body needing gravity to help it digest... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Protein digestion: In general protein is very difficult for the body to digest. This is one though process about why it is good to have high protein for diets. Your bo... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Yes, typically the concern over multiple medications is reduced breathing and hangover. Valerian root is okay. Also Ativan (lorazepam) mostly out of... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
For some: If light is particularly bothersome then sleep masks can help. I know for me and other people, dry eyes can be an issue with sleep and sleep masks ma... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
More in kids: Typically in adults breathing stops after circulation fails and we can see what we term 'agonal respirations.' this is one of the reasons that the am... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Could be ...: Typically in the sleep world, particularly with breathing issues, i always think about low oxygen that causes brain blood vessels to spasm. Relativel... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
If it was prescribed: Clarithromycin (biaxin) is an antibiotic that is used for multiple types of infections including sinus/lung infections. So it is generally safe as lo... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Yes!: Just because they are sold over the counter does not mean that they are safe. The highest incidence of accidental death and poisoning is from otc med... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Call for help early: During asthma attack healthy people often increase their breathing rate to keep up with oxygen and breathing demands. This can only go on for so long... Read More
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Apr 24, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zetoony is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zetoony is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I thank you. I did it while in bed stretching with my hand on my neck. I cracked my neck before, none habit wise, but the crunch sound and pain were new. This answered a...Read More
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Will you be moving further South? I hope not since I live in New Port Richey. Can you tell me where the office will be? I would like to call this week to set up an appointment for early May if poss...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you 4 trying. Gone to many HIV Dr's & ID centers. Told there is no treatment. I'm so sad & tired I also have Tricare to. PLEASE HELP!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL

Residency

Type in hospital or program
Completed 2006

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Clearwater, FL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Clearwater, FL - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Clearwater, FL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

St Anthony's Hospital
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