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Dr. Hanul Bhandari

Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
San Antonio, TX
14 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Antonio, TX

Address

2128 Babcock Road, Building 1, Suite B, San Antonio, TX, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(210) 344-3862

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

MultiPlan, Inc

Tricare

UNICARE

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Aetna

About

Bio

Intrigued by neurobiology and the way the brain functions, I was driven towards neurology and sleep medicine. I am a board certified neurologist and a board certified and fellowship trained sleep medicine specialist.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

Neurology

Sleep Medicine

Languages spoken

Hindi

Doctor Q&A

234 Answers
30 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: It's recommended you consult a psychologist w/ a sleep medicine background to help you w/ alleviating your fears and concerns with sleep. If you are h... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Depends on the type of your epilepsy ; your antiepilepsy medications. Sleep is usually affected due to medications ; the epilepsy as well ;#40;especi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Sleep paralysis, if often, usually indicates disruption of sleep and it can point to an underlying medical issue such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy. It... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
RLS: It is a clinical diagnosis. It is a syndrome with symptoms of an urge to move the legs especially near bedtime, that improves with movement ; is worse... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Insomnia: Insomnia can be frustrating. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, vigorous exercise, bright lights, ; lar... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: It may be caused by the Ritalin (methylphenidate) and oddly, sometimes the narcolepsy because of your sleep times and napping times. When do you take ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Benzodiazepines are used to treat many medical and psychological conditions, including but not limited to, restless legs syndrome, panic disorder, gen... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
RLS: Key is to diagnose it first with a consultation to a sleep medicine specialist. Medications can be prescribed for it including dopaminergics like Requ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
RLS: There are many classes of medications for restless legs syndrome (rls) including dopaminergics like requip, neupro, (rotigotine) ; mirapex, benzodiaze... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: Sleep paralysis is due to the intrusion of rem sleep into wakefulness. The centers in the brain which relax your muscles in rem sleep are left "on" wh... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
No: As far as the literature is concerned, I have not come across inhalers (such as an albuterol inhaler for asthma) being linked to restless legs syndrom... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Yes it is possible: Studies in the literature have shown myasthenia gravis can impact cognitive function causing "slowing." please consult with your neurologist if you ar... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Agree with dr. Bassman. Sleep paralysis, if often, usually indicates disruption of sleep and it can point to an underlying medical issue such as sleep... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See PCP: If you are experiencing lightheadedness and fatigue, it is recommended you consult your pcp. Fatigue as well as lightheadedness are symptoms of dozens... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Seconal (secobarbital) ; Nembutal (pentobarbital) are barbiturates with many side effects. They aren't usually prescribed in the us for insomnia. If y... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Sleep apnea can be due to many factors, including large neck size, high blood pressure, diabetes, nasal obstruction/congestion, smoking, alcohol use, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Sudden increases in blood pressure (BP) (especially in patients with history of high blood pressure) can lead to a condition called hypertensive encep... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Not likely: Not likely. But it can lead to or compound other medical issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and high choles... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
No: I have not come across a link between wet hair and night sweats in the literature. The temperature in your bed room may be the cause of night sweats. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Hypersomnia: Prolonged sleeping at night may point to underlying sleep, neurological, as well as other medical issues. For example, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and ev... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Depends on what is causing the migraines (if it is known in your case). For example, if certain foods trigger it, avoidance of those foods can be of b... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
RLS: Restless legs syndrome (rls) can be treated by other means than opiates, including benzodiazepines, dopaminergics like Requip or neupro, (rotigotine) ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Not necessarily: No, a hypnic jerk does not necessarily need to wake you up to be called a hypnic jerk. It occurs at the transition of wake to sleep and people feel th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Sleep paralysis, if often, usually indicates disruption of sleep and it can point to an underlying medical issue such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy. It... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Sleep paralysis is due to the intrusion of rem sleep into wakefulness. The centers in the brain which relax your muscles in rem sleep are left "on" wh... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: It is a clinical diagnosis, although sometimes lab tests can help. If you are having excessive daytime sleepiness, hallucinations when waking up or fa... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Good question. Obstructive sleep apnea (osa) ; autonomic dysfunction have been studied intently over the recent years. There are direct links surfacin... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Try a humidifier in your room; that may make it easier to breathe. Fatigue can be due to sleep fragmentation. How much weight have you lost in the pas... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: It is recommended you try to get 7.5 to 8 hours a night. Sleep is an important part of our health promoting recovery and rest. Blood pressure can be a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Small fiber peripheral neuropathy usually affects in a symmetrical fashion, such as the feet and hands. Although, it can potentially affect one extrem... Read More
A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Yes, citalopram (celexa) is metabolized by cytochrome p450 3a4 (cyp3a4). Grapefruit juice contains furanocoumarins such as bergamottin which inhibits ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
More than melatonin: It maybe more than just the melatonin. Sleep hygiene is key. That involves no bright lights, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, large meals, and use of elec... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Agree with dr. Lin. Waking up confused is concerning for epilepsy especially with a past history, but it can also be fragmented sleep due to a sleep d... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
No: Agree with dr. Schabelman. If you are experiencing seizures, do not try Clonidine for them, rather seek evaluation of them by a neurologist. Hope that... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: If you are referring to hypnic jerks that are involuntary muscle twitches that occur at the transition from wake to sleep, having it multiple times pe... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Good sleep hygiene: Good sleep hygiene includes a routine to get to bed, no daytime napping, no alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, virgorous exercise, bright lights, or electro... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Insomnia: Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, vigorous exercise, bright lights, ; large meals prior to bedtime. Re... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
No: As frightening and frustrating as sleep paralysis is, dying from it is not likely. It is just a state where you are conscious but unable to move all y... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: In children, enlarged tonsils which significantly reduce the airway space are one of the main reasons for sleep apnea ; removal usually results in imp... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Sleep paralysis: This occurs at the transition from sleep to wake. There are a few stages of sleep, one of which is a rapid eye movement (rem) sleep in which you dream... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Insomnia: Insomnia can be frustrating. But medications are only part of the treatment. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, c... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Insomnia can be frustrating. To determine the underlying cause of the insomnia, it's recommended that you see a sleep medicine physician. Until then, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Melatonin is an over the counter supplement. If you're having trouble falling or staying asleep, prior to taking melatonin, it's advisable to see a sl... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: It can be frightening. What type of seizure was it? Here is a good reference on generalized tonic clonic seizures from the mayo clinic that can tell y... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
RLS: It is a syndrome w/ symptoms of an urge to move the legs especially near bedtime, that improves w/ movement ; is worse @ rest. It typically has uneasy... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: There are many conditions that can mimic restless legs syndrome (rls), in part. For example, peripheral polyneuropathies, multi-level radiculopathies,... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Insomnia: If you have been prescribed zolpidem, your doctor would have indicated the frequency ; dosage of use on the bottle. If you have questions, it is best ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Possibly RLS: If you have an urge to move your legs, worse near bedtime, a "creepy, crawling" sensation, ; the feelings get worse w/ rest ; are better with movement... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Possibly RLS: If you have an urge to move your legs, worse at night (close to bedtime), a "creepy, crawling" sensation, ; the feelings get worse with rest and are b... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Additionally...: Additionally, if you have nasal congestion (could be due to allergies, deviated septum, or other means of obstruction) that can periodically wake you ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bhandari is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bhandari is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jun 9, 2015
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had lost4kgs,m56kg.my doc here told me 2avoid allergens but its impo
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your answer, appreciate you responding. Very helpful
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Thanks for your quick reply! No sleep apnea. great amount of possibilities. Will see 1 more ENT.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch
MD

Residency

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Awards

Humanism Award. UT Medical Branch.
John R. Calverley Excellence in Neurology Award. UT Medical Branch.
Prize for Excellence in Neurology. American Academy of Neurology.

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Medical Association
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
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