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Most people know that sleep, like diet and exercise, is a pillar of health and that daytime sleepiness can take a major toll on basic daily function. Unfortunately, many people go about their daily lives feeling excessively sleepy without mentioning this to their doctor. In fact, a National Sleep Foundation poll found, “that less than half of people say they would talk to their doctor if they thought they had a sleep problem, and seven in ten said that their doctor had never asked them about their sleep.”

Schedule an Appointment

If you feel sleepy on a regular basis and it interferes with your productivity, your ability to think clearly, or to take care of and enjoy your family, treat this symptom seriously and talk to your doctor. If you have an upcoming well visit, you can discuss it then. 

Call 215-248-8082 for more information or to talk with a sleep lab representative.
Call 215-248-8400 to schedule a sleep study (referral required).

One in three people has a sleep disorder, yet 95 percent of them remain undiagnosed. The good news is sleep disorders can be diagnosed accurately and treated effectively.

Working with Your Doctor for Better Sleep

Your doctor can work with you to sort out whether your sleepiness is a result of your sleep hygiene (e.g. your schedule and sleep environment), a sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea, or possibly another health condition that causes sleepiness. Your doctor will likely ask you questions about your sleep habits and review your medical history to determine if further tests and possibly even a sleep study would be beneficial.

To schedule a sleep consultation contact:

The Center for Sleep Medicine
David Cohen, MD
Scheduling: 267-339-6462
Fax: 215-248-0696
Temple Lung Center
Mark S. Diamond, MD
Scheduling: 215-247-8070
Fax: 215-242-8142

Insurance Information

This location has contracts with the following health insurance companies: 

Commercial

Insurance through your employer

  • Aetna 
    • Aetna QPOS
    • Aetna Whole Health
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Value Performance Network
    • Aetna Voluntary Plans
    • Aetna Savings Plus
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO (Open Access)
    • Aetna HMO / Health Network Only
    • International Medical
    • Premier Care - Network & Premier Care Network Plus
    • Choice POS, Choice - POS (Aetna HealthFund), Choice POS II, Choice POS II (Aetna HealthFund)
    • Elect Choice EPO
    • Health Network Only & Health Network Option
    • Open Access - Elect Choice, Open Access EPO
    • Open Access POS, Open Access EPO Plus (Broad) & Open Access POS II (Broad)
    • Managed Choice, Managed Choice - Open Access, Managed Choice POS
    • Mercy Preferred Choice POSII, Mercy Preferred Choice Select, Mercy Preferred Elect Choice EPO
    • Mercy Preferred Managed Choice & Mercy Preferred Open Choice (PPO)
    • Open Choice PPO & Open Choice PPO - Aetna HealthFund
    • Preferred - Open Choice PPO, Preferred Choice POS II, Preferred Select
    • Preferred Elect Choice EPO, Preferred Managed Choice
    • Peak Preference Select HNOnly on the Altius Network

We do not participate in the following Aetna plans:
- Not PEBTF HMO

  • Cigna 
    • ChoiceFund OA Plus
    • Open Access Plus
    • OA Plus
    • ChoiceFund OA Plus with CareLink PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO Network
    • HMO
    • POS
  • First Health Network
  • First Health
  • Health Net 
  • HealthAmerica/Advatra
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • United Healthcare 
    • Unitedhealthcare Navigate
    • All Savers
    • Unitedhealthcare Catalyst
    • Unitedhealthcare Choice and Choice Plus
    • Unitedhealthcare Choice Advance and Choice Plus Advance
    • Unitedhealthcare Options PPO plans
    • Unitedhealthcare Tiered Benefit Plans
    • Unitedhealthcare MD-IPA Plan

We do not participate in the following United Healthcare plans:
- Oxford (unless the member has access to choice plus)
- Heritage (unless the member has access to choice plus)
- Erikson Advantage

  • Cigna 
    • ChoiceFund OA Plus
    • Open Access Plus
    • OA Plus
    • ChoiceFund OA Plus with CareLink PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO Network
    • HMO
    • POS
  • First Health Network
  • First Health
  • Health Net 
  • HealthAmerica/Advatra
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • United Healthcare 
    • Unitedhealthcare Navigate
    • All Savers
    • Unitedhealthcare Catalyst
    • Unitedhealthcare Choice and Choice Plus
    • Unitedhealthcare Choice Advance and Choice Plus Advance
    • Unitedhealthcare Options PPO plans
    • Unitedhealthcare Tiered Benefit Plans
    • Unitedhealthcare MD-IPA Plan

We do not participate in the following United Healthcare plans:
- Oxford (unless the member has access to choice plus)
- Heritage (unless the member has access to choice plus)
- Erikson Advantage

Medicare Advantage

Insurance for people over 65 years of age or with disabilities.

Plans Offering Drug Coverage

  • Aetna Medicare 
    • Choice HMO
    • Silver HMO
    • Gold PPO
    • Premier HMO
    • Standard HMO
  • Cigna Health Spring
  • Health America/ Advantra
  • Humana (Choicecare Network)
    • Humana Gold Plus HMO
    • Humana Choice PPO
    • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • United Healthcare 
    • Unitedhealthcare Dual Complete
    • Unitedhealthcare Group Medicare Advantage Plan
    • Unitedhealthcare Assisted Living Plan (PPO)
    • Unitedhealthcare Nursing Home Plan
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete
Special Needs Plan
  • United Healthcare  
  • Gateway Health Medicare Assured 
    • Diamond HMO
    • Ruby HMO
  • United Healthcare 
    • Unitedhealthcare Dual Complete
    • Unitedhealthcare Group Medicare Advantage Plan
    • Unitedhealthcare Assisted Living Plan (PPO)
    • Unitedhealthcare Nursing Home Plan
       

CHIP

Children's Health Insurance Program through the state

  • UHC CHIP

Medicaid HMO

Insurance program through the state for those requiring financial assistance

  • Aetna Better Health
  • UHC Medicaid

 

Sleep Studies Can Help

A trip to a sleep lab is likely to be a new experience. The sleep lab at Chestnut Hill Hospital is cool, comfortable, and quiet. A physician referral is required for a sleep study. For sleep testing appointments, call 215-248-8400.

Sleep studies are non-invasive procedures covered by most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid. The night of the study, you will report to the sleep lab around 8:30 p.m. for your overnight stay. A specially trained sleep technician will apply small, lightweight electrodes to your skin and scalp. These electrodes monitor your muscle, brain, and respiratory activity.

All the information recorded during the sleep study is then reviewed by a sleep doctor. The doctor will use this information along with details from your medical history and sleep behavior questionnaire to determine a diagnosis and specialized treatment plan.