Sleep Apnea Treatments Chandler AZ

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Desert Pulmonary Consultants Sleep and Diagnostic Center
(480) 917-1996
2730 S. Val Vista Drive
Gilbert, AZ
Ages Seen
16+

Banner Baywood Sleep Disorders Center Banner Baywood Medical Center
(480) 321-4224
6644 E. Baywood Avenue
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Required
Ages Seen
18 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most major carriers. Check with your insurance for your
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Valley Oximetry Sleep Disorders Center
(480) 830-3900
4141 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ
Ages Seen
1 month-geriatric

David Michael Baratz, MD
(602) 239-5961
1112 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Reg Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; Phoenix Baptist Hosp Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; Thunderbird Samaritan Med Ctr, Glendale, Az
Group Practice: Pulmonary Associates

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Mountain Heart Sleep Facility
(928) 226-6400
2000 S. Thompson Street
Flagstaff, AZ
Ages Seen
15 and up
Insurance
Insurance: AHCCCS (State, CAPStone, Phx, Health Plan, Health Choice, YLTCS, Bridgeway) BCBS, HealthNet, United
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid:

Banner Desert Sleep Disorders Center Banner Desert Medical Center
(480) 512-3684
2225 W. Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
Newborn and Up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Valley Oximetry Sleep Disorders Center
(480) 830-3900
4555 E. Inverness
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Required for Testing
Ages Seen
1 month - geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: Accept most insurances, call for specific information.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Paul Robert Barnard, MD
(602) 962-1650
3303 E Baseline Rd Ste 208
Gilbert, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Banner Mesa Med Ctr, Mesa, Az; Banner Desert Med Ctr, Mesa, Az; Valley Lutheran Hosp, Mesa, Az
Group Practice: Desert Pulmonary Consultants

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Bernard Edward Levine, MD
(602) 258-4951
1112 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1959

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Banner Baywood Sleep Disorders Center Banner Baywood Medical Center
(480) 321-4224
6644 E. Baywood Avenue
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Required
Ages Seen
18 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most major carriers. Check with your insurance for your
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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Losing Weight Can Cure Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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CPAP machineFor sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the single most effective way to reduce OSA symptoms and associated disorders, according to a new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, one of the American Thoracic Society's three peer-reviewed journals.

For sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the single most effective way to reduce OSA symptoms and associated disorders, according to a new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, one of the American Thoracic Society's three peer-reviewed journals.

Weight loss may not be a new miracle pill or a fancy high-tech treatment, but it is an exciting therapy for sufferers of OSA both because of its short- and long-term effectiveness and for its relatively modest price tag. Surgery doesn't last, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are only as effective as the patient's adherence, and most other devices have had disappointing outcomes, in addition to being expensive, unwieldy and having poor patient compliance. Furthermore, OSA is generally only treated when it has progressed to a moderate to severe state.

"Very low calorie diet (VLCD) combined with active lifestyle counseling resulting in marked weight reduction is a feasible and effective treatment for the majority of patients with mild OSA, and the achieved beneficial outcomes are maintained at 1-year follow-up," wrote Henri P.I. Tuomilehto, M.D., Ph.D., of the department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Kuopio University Hospital in Finland.

The prospective, randomized trial found that, in 81 patients with mild OSA, the 40 patients who were in the intervention arm underwent a diet that strictly limited caloric intake combined with lifestyle counseling lost more than 20 pounds on average in a year-and kept it off, resulting in markedly lower symptoms of OSA. The 41 patients in the control arm, who only received lifestyle counseling and lost on average less than 6 pounds, and were much less likely to see improvements in their OSA.

And not only does sustained weight loss improve OSA, it also improves the many other independently linked co-morbidities such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

"This is emphasized by our findings that, in conjunction with the improvement in AHI, significant improvements were also found in symptoms related to OSA, insulin resistance, lipids, and cardiorespiratory variables, such as arterial oxygen saturation, in patients belonging to the intervention group," wrote Dr. Tuomilehto.

Furthermore, Dr. Tuomilehto observed, "The greater the change in body weight or waist circumference, the greater was the improvement in OSA." In fact, mild OSA was objectively cured in 88 percent of the patients who l...

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