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What type of doctor would I go to in order to get a sleep disorder diagnosed?

What type of doctor would I go to in order to get a sleep disorder diagnosed?

Sleep Medicine Dr.: In order to properly diagnose a sleep disorder, one should see a sleep medicine doctor. Usually, an overnight "sleep study" needs to be done (usually painless, and involves little wires glued onto one's scalp to measure the brain rhythms, while one sleeps under video monitoring). There are many types of sleep disorders, with various treatments. Children also get sleep disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Difficulty Getting Back To Sleep (Definition)

Sleeping difficulty can involve difficulty falling asleep when you first go to bed at night, waking up too early in the morning, or waking up often during the night. It can also involve combinations of these patterns. Most newborns wake several times during the night, but by the age of 6 months they usually sleep through the night. At age 1, babies will sleep an average of 16 out of every 24 hours. Two to three hours of this sleep will ...Read more


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I want someone to get tested for ADHD what kind of doctor would be able to diagnose and what kind to treat this condition?

History, not tests: Diagnosis: history (ideally from the patient, parents, and teachers). Some tests of attention and concentration may help confirm the diagnosis. Some say certain brain tests (e.g., spect scans) help, but this is controversial. Pediatricians diagnose children with adhd; psychiatrists and psychologists also make the diagnosis. Per another respondent, adhd symptoms can have many causes. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would I go to for swallowing problems diagnosis?

What type of doctor would I go to for swallowing problems diagnosis?

Ent: An ENT or gastroenterologist can work this up, as can a physiatrist (although usually in a rehab setting) but the best thing is to first speak with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I go to for a possible pcos diagnosis?

What type of doctor should I go to for a possible pcos diagnosis?

Either your: OB/GYN or possibly an endocrinologist. Your PCP may be able to do it, but generally now as well. ...Read more

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Which kind of doctor must i talk to in order to get tested for the Hantavirus?

Which kind of doctor must i talk to in order to get tested for the Hantavirus?

Primary: You can see your primary care physician to be tested or if you want the specialist, you can see an infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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Which kind of doctor should I go to for possible pcos diagnosis?

Which kind of doctor should I go to for possible pcos diagnosis?

Repro endo: Pcos is a diffuse metabolic disorder that requires a great deal more than simply addressing irregular cycles and hair growth. Reproductive endocrine is the best specialty, but find someone with special interest in the disorder. The primary treatment is nutritional so if your doctor is not focused on this find another doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I go to for possible pcos diagnosis?

An endocrinologist: You could also see an ob/gyn, but they are less likely to treat the basic problem of Insulin resistance if you do actually have pcos. ...Read more

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How do I find a doctor to treat lymphangioma in the chest of an adult?

How do I find a doctor to treat lymphangioma in the chest of an adult?

Dr. with experience: Should consult physician with experience in therapy of congenital lesions.Cystic lymphangioma can be treated by surgeon or by noninvasive technique by interventional radiologist with instillation of sclerosing chemical agents that can shrink the cavities of lesion. Sometimes requires combination of chemical therapy and surgery.Consistency of lesion usually depicted by ultrasound exam ...Read more

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What to do and who can I talk to: i feel that a neuropsychologist misdiagnosed my mother. I need advice from a certified doctor. What to do, i feel that a neuropsychologist misdiagnosed my mother; in need of some advice from a professional (doctor in this

2nd opinion: Neuropsychological reports can be complex, but they usually contain a great deal of detail and test scores that can help with proper diagnosis. Aksing, with mother's consent off course, to confer with the neuropsychologist or a neuroplogist and asking questions may help. As with any doubts in diangosis, you could seek a senior neuropsychologist w lots o experience to review the file and report. ...Read more

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Can my md diagnose me with the bruxism parasomnia, or does it have to be diagnosed by a dentist? I need this diagnosis, to for my insurance to cover a sleep study.

Either: Either can diagnose the condition. There are dentists who are proficient in sleep problems, but your insurance will probably act sooner with less question with your md. Ideally, they should work together. ...Read more

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I have many of the symptoms of periodic paralysis syndrome. What is the best way to get tested? Can i get a doctor to stimulate an attack and observe?

I have many of the symptoms of periodic paralysis syndrome. What is the best way to get tested? Can i get a doctor to stimulate an attack and observe?

See your doctor: This syndrome involves sudden random episodic weakness of arms and legs without loss of consciousness. Family history is important in the diagnosis, because this is an inherited disorder. Testing needs to be done to establish normal levels for comparison to acute levels of various components, such as potassium. You doctor may attempt to invoke an attack under controlled conditions. ...Read more

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Need expert advice! where would i go to treat a suspected sleep disorder if i'm new to a town?

Need expert advice! where would i go to treat a suspected sleep disorder if i'm new to a town?

Sleep Specialist.: I would start by selecting a new family doctor. He or she can determine if you need a referral to a sleep specialist. Sleep specialists are often pulmonologists, otolaryngologists or neurologists. ...Read more

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How, and what should I say to my doctor to get a referral to the psychiatrist?

Speak up!: The most important thing is to just say it. You can start by describing your concerns/worries briefly and how/that they are distressing you or causing problems/suffering for you. Speak up whether or not your doc has tried to help you. She/he will be ready to refer you, and will be impressed with your candor. So speak up! ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Wilson
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Trouble Staying Asleep (Definition)

TYpically, when one is discussing sleep challenges, one evaluates both sleep initiation (falling asleep) and staying asleep (sleep maintenance). Different sleep aids work based on their abilities to do one ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more