Dr. Hanul Bhandari

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

Locations

Office

San Antonio, TX

Address

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

My office hours

Thursday: 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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
Not likely: If you are having excessive daytime sleepiness (eds), eye drops aren't the treatment for it. Eds can indicate a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea or ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
Yes they can: Recent literature does suggest a link between obesity and narcolepsy via the orexin pathway. And yes, models have shown orexin acts on brown fat. But ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Yes, citalopram (celexa) is metabolized by cytochrome p450 3a4 (cyp3a4). Grapefruit juice contains furanocoumarins such as bergamottin which inhibits ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
Not a good idea...: Insomnia can be frustrating. But medications are only part of the treatment. Don't take them together. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electro... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
See below: There may be many causes, as it depends on your other symptoms. But in terms of sleep issues, it maybe due to sleep apnea- if you snore, have morning ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
Not necessarily: Interesting question. Both can have symptoms of excessive sleepiness. But as such, current literature does not suggest a direct link between the two d... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
See below. : There are two phases of the disease. First, headaches, fevers, and muscle ; joint aches can develop in addition to a sore at the bite site. This is fo... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
See below: "morning" breath or "bad" breath is usually caused by bacteria degrading left over food products in your mouth. Snoring and dry mouth are related to s... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
See below: Agree with dr. Kohlitz. Also avoid alcohol, nicotine, vigorous exercise, large meals, electronics use (tv, smart phone, computer, etc.) and bright lig... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
See below: Agree with dr. Kass. There are many other causes, besides diabetes, which can cause what may be peripheral polyneuropathy in your case. It is recommen... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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 specialist. Until then,... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
See below: Agree w/ dr. Do you have cataplexy also? If so, you may want to discuss w/ your sleep doctor about xyrem as well as a few antidepressants. If you don&... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
Depends on cause: Fatigue is a symptom of dozens of medical and psychological conditions. It can be related to your sleeping habits, diet, and/or environment as well. I... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
Depends on cause: It depends on why you are fatigued. Fatigue is a symptom of dozens of medical and psychological conditions. It is recommended to consult your pcp to d... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
Sleepiness: Maybe due to many issues. An erratic sleep pattern, sleep apnea or another sleep disorder, as well as underlying medical or psychological conditions c... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
See below: Good question. Typically, if you are sleepy in the daytime, it can mean you may not be getting proper sleep at night. Try to regularize and consolidat... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
RLS: There are many classes of medications for restless legs syndrome (rls) including dopaminergics like requip, neupro, (rotigotine) ; mirapex, benzodiaze... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
Not necessarily: As a patient, CPAP titrations can be frustrating. The ideal situation is to sleep on multiple pressures to determine which works best for your sleep a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
See below: Sleep apnea can be co-morbid with many other conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity, among other disorders... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
Yes it is ok: Take your Ambien (zolpidem) as prescribed by your doctor. But medications are only part of the treatment. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid elec... 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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