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Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs

Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
Fruitland, ID
36 years experience male

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Practice in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

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Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

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Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

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181 Agrees
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
How: How severe is it? What treatment options do you suggest?
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Depending on age, weight, how much you take the effect of drowsiness can wear off at different intervals. Also depends on what other meds you take, i... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
It depends: If the earphones have long cords it could wrap around one's neck. Most new headphones are very light and if you turn in your sleep are likely to be p... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Syncope?: Blacking out for "1 second" can mean many things, it could be a microsleep suggesting sleep deprivation, it could be a seizure, you need to see your p... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Diet myths : There are many different types of diets. The United States is notorious for a high protein diet. It also has higher rates of certain illnesses tha... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Reflux: Gastric reflux can result in the sensation of choking or shortness of breath or the sensation of "heart burn" if it is continuous it may be more seve... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe: Bed clothes are strictly personal preference, if you have urine leakage at night then wearing underpants may be of benefit, otherwise they will have n... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep apnea: If you were diagnosed with severe osas, then you were placed on CPAP or one of its relatives. I would not stop the trazodone as your sleep physician ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Delayed sleep phase : If you are saying that you are staying up late and getting up late, then you may be experiencing delayed sleep phase syndrome. Treatment is chronot... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Need a cause: Your question is non specific, knee pain can have many causes, including arthritis, injury, and many others. You need to be seen and examined to... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Drug interactions: Melatonin is used to advance sleep onset, and phosphatidylserine is usually used or promoted for brain function. Taking them together should not be a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Lunesta (eszopiclone): Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a very good sleep medication. There are many people that take this to help overcome insomnia with good results. Not every m... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep hygiene: Sleep patterns happen for many reasons, some under our control and some not. I would say that you need to discuss at length with your physician your ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sob: Your meds suggest complicated issues, like complex sleep apnea, be sure to use your machine every night, if you smoke, quit, if you are overweigh... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep: In children, sleep apnea is less related to weight and more to anatomy.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe : Are you being treated for the thyroid issues? Have you seen an endocrinologist? Sleeping pills treat nothing, they actually mask a symptom, poor slee... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Leprosy: This disease is extremely uncommon in the developed world. The organism that causes it is not easily transmissible. I would avoid interactions with ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Insomnia: You describe sleep maintenance insomnia. This can occur from many causes. Any things can interrupt sleep from the neighbor's dog to your child to me... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleeping hands: It sounds like you are having tingling in your hands, this is often related to nerve problems in the hands, carpal tunnel syndrome is one form of this... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep: Sominex is a brand name for Diphenhydramine (most often called benadryl). Its use as a sleep aide is due to its side effect of sedation, so yes it ca... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Pulmonary fibrosis: This is not true, pulmonary fibrosis can effect parts of either or both lungs and does not have to follow any particular pattern in time or region of ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
CO2 in the blood: This can have many causes, such as from COPD if it is chronic, in order to know what to do about the lab abnormality we need to know why it is abnorma... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Clonidine: Well to start with death. The dose noted is 1500 times the starting dose. If the dose was meant to be 150 mcg then it still is not right as the med ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Shift work: Sleep during the day is more difficult. You need to black out your windows, wear dark glasses on the drive home. Quiet room. Also light therapy... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Insomnia: Sleep onset insomnia is a common issue in many people. It has many causes and needs to be evaluated. Over time it can have health implications. Sle... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep apnea: There is no fool proof way to self diagnose this disease, if you have excessive sleepiness, inappropriate sleep events, snore yourself awake, these ca... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Rash: I agree allergy is on the list of issues. However if he got Amoxicillin and had a viral illness rather than a bacterial one, the rash is not allerg... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Apnea: This is simply stopping breathing, asphyxia is a low oxygen level - more correctly hypoxemia. Apnea can cause hypoxemia.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Narcolepsy : While there are treatments for narcolepsy, the disease process may make you non-deployable. This would have to be evaluated by your sleep md and th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleepiness: The answer depends, if you are a truck driver that drives at night, then yes, certainly. If you are a regular individual that is awake during the day... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Swollen feet: I agree with the other physicians but would like to know why your feet are swelling. You need to see your doctor for evaluation and tests.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep: All it means is sleepiness.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Pruritis: Well, you do not give us much to go on, itching can be environmental, toxic, medical, infectious, from something in the bed, allergic, without additio... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Shift work: Working rotating shifts is difficult. On the night shifts you need to wear very dark glasses driving home. The sleep room needs to be blacked out ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Insufficient sleep: In a perfect world we would not need alarms. Most people sleep through the alarm or press the snooze button because they are tired and have not yet g... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep apnea: If you snore in the seated position, likely your sleep apnea is severe. Some people figure out that they sleep slightly better by sitting up but this... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep physiology: Swallowing during sleep is a normal phenomenon. The act clears fluid from the throat that might have gotten there from acid reflux. It is not unde... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Penile size: Penile size is determined by heredity not by how much room the genitals have in underwear. A penis is not a goldfish that grows to fit its tank.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Syncope is not sleep: Passing out or syncope is an abnormal loss of consciousness that often times cannot be predicted. Sleep is a normal and required physiologic function... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Night incontinence: You have several comments, first the leakage at night, I have to assume you mean urinary incontinence. It could be fecal incontinence, as well, you d... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Temazepam: This is a controlled drug, it is a benzodiazepine and is addictive. It has a long life in the body and can cause a hangover, in the elderly it has be... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep duration: On average people get about 8 hours per night, there are people who need more - long sleepers, and who need less - short sleepers.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Oxygen use: If you use oxygen 24/7 then your physician has determined that it is needed continuously. Going with no oxygen could be a life threatening event. I ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Pulmonary: Pulmonary hypertension is a serious disease. There are two forms, primary and everything else. Treatment is initially aimed at underlying causes ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Black out?: First sleeping 5 hours may be normal for her, she may be a physiological short sleeper, alternatively she may be sleeping not enough and a "blacking o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Fatigue: I would start with being sure you are getting enough sleep at night, meaning going to bed early having uninterrupted sleep, and the sleep environment ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Copd treatment: Natural therapies for COPD are indirect. Pranayama yoga with breathing exercises can help the shortness of breath. Stopping smoking is the most impo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Nocturnal oxygen: Health benefits accrue to people using oxygen at night only if they need it. If you do not require oxygen then it will bot benefit you to use it. Th... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep physiology: During sleep the body's physiology changes, and it does so per stage of sleep, so there can be times that the heart is slower, however, it can also sl... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Weight loss: You need to have a healthy lifestyle, appropriate sleep and exercise, healthy eating. There is no exact amount of sleep but a good amount can be figu... Read More

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I recommend Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs highly. He is very knowledgeable.
Jul 30, 2012
Well versed in pulmonary and sleep medicine
Jun 12, 2013
Very high quality responses.
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my co2 level was a little high. I was also tested positive for ebv though.
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High Bun /creatinine Ratio eGFR >60CO2 venous please define
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

East Tennessee State University

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FCCP
FAASM
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