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What kind of doctor specializes in sleep apnea if you are in a small town far from specialists

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Primary care: Talk to your primary care physician, he will help you find the right resources. Most hospitals have a sleep testing facility and can point you in the ... Read More
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
35 years experience Sleep Medicine
A sleep specialist: You may have to drive as sleep physicians are trained to treat these disorders. A family doctor will have knowledge but not specifically about the int ... Read More
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
28 years experience Family Medicine
Try Pulmonary or ENT: Often you may find a lung specialist or ear-nose-and-throat specialist who can give input and help with making that diagnosis if your family doctor is ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sleep: The sleep doctor will take a history from you, complete a physical exam, and then set you up for sleep studies. If you do indeed have Sleep Apnea it w ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
17 years experience Pediatrics
Sleep apnea: yes that is possible. The sleep study will be specific for it, so if it's showing sleep apnea, then i would go with that.
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
HMMMMM: OSA is a diagnosis which is obtained by taking a sleep study. The only way any physician can say you "definitely" do not have OSA is if the sleep stud ... Read More
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O OSA: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Sleep apnea: Not necessarily. It is possible to suggest you may not without a sleep study
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Sleep study: Did you do a sleep study? That's the only way to know. The questionnaire can say you probably have sleep apnea but the study will prove it. The stud ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Sleep specialist: Sleep specialists that have probably the best ability to treat apnea are pulmonologist (lung doctors) that have gone on to complete a sub-sub specialt ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
32 years experience Dentistry
Sleep specialists : Sleep medicine is a sub-discipline of medicine. Therapists may include physicians (especially neurologists and pulmonolgists), dentists, physician ass ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Your regular Dr: While the specialists in sleep medicine handle really tough cases and read sleep studies your regular dr can order the tests.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
35 years experience Family Medicine
Two: Pulmonologist or neurologist used to be the physicians who were consulted for this disorder. But there are some program now where family physicians r ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Options: For pulmonary hypertension caused by sleep apnea, a pulmonologist/sleep medicine specialist can be quite helpful. Alternatively, some cardiologists al ... Read More

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