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PALOUSE SLEEP MEDICINE

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About Palouse Sleep Medicine

We are dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality healthcare and enhancing the well-being of our community. Today's healthcare system is full of obstacles and we are here to help you navigate these as a partner in your health.
Palouse Sleep Medicine is a member of the Pullman Regional Hospital Clinic Network, providing access to healthcare for the region.
Contact us: (509) 338-6000

 
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Sleep Medicine

If you're struggling with sleep disorders like insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and sleep apnea, we can help. Treating sleep disorders is no different than treating any other medical problem. After a thorough consultation, patients who have clear indications for diagnostic sleep studies will be referred for an overnight study, followed by a personalized treatment plan. Recommendations may include medications prescribed by your physician, or non-drug approaches by a sleep psychologist. We strive to help you understand the nature and treatment of your sleep disorder, and partner closely with your primary care physician to provide a comprehensive ongoing treatment plan. Check out Dr. Mehta's blog post about identifying and treating sleep disorders.

Our Sleep Center Lab is part of an elite group of facilities that are nationally accredited with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  Highly trained board-certified sleep specialists conduct sleep studies upon physician referral. 

Sleep services include clinical evaluation of all adult sleep disorders, including:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Central sleep apnea complicating congestive heart failure
  • Insomnia
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Movement disorders of sleep
  • Narcolepsy
  • Circadian rhythm disorders
  • Shiftwork disorders

We also evaluate adolescent sleep disorders, including:

  • Evaluation of snoring and pediatric sleep apnea
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Sleep schedule disorders in children and adolescents
  • Childhood Insomnia
  • Parasomnias: Sleep Walking, Night Terrors, Confusional Arousals, etc.

 

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Contracted Insurance Companies, PPO & HMO with Copays or Deductibles

Palouse Sleep Medicine is a preferred provider for the following companies:

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Asuris
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Plan of Wash.
  • Coordinated Care/Cenpatico
  • First Choice Health Ntwk (FCHN)
  • GEHA (Aetna)
  • Group Health/Kaiser
  • Health Net Federal Svcs (HNFS)
  • ID Medicaid/Optum Idaho
  • L&I/Crime Victims
  • Medicare WA
  • Molina Washington
  • Premera
  • Regence of ID
  • RR Medicare
  • TriWest VAPC3
  • United Healthcare (UHC Optum)
  • WA Medicaid - Providerone

 

Non-Contracted or Other Insurance Carriers

We are willing to bill any insurance for you. However we are not contracted with all of the insurance companies. This means that you may be responsible for more of your bill.

Co-pays or co-insurance payments are expected at the time of service. We do expect some payment at each visit. For your convenience, we do take Master Card and Visa.

If you have questions regarding your bill, please call our billing office and they will be happy to help you.

 

Patients Without Insurance Coverage

We offer a 20% discount for patients that do not have insurance and pay their bill at the time of service. Payment plans are available if you are unable to pay in full.

 

Questions?
Please contact our Central Billing Office:

840 SE Bishop Blvd, Ste 101
Pullman, WA 99163 (map)
Phone: (509) 332-6139
Fax: (509) 332-6579

Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays & Sundays

 

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We ask that you give us three business days to process your prescription refill request.  In order to expedite your request, please contact your pharmacy to have them fax us a request. 

If you are in need of a hardcopy prescription, please call our office at (509) 338-6000. We can then notify you when this is ready for pick-up or we can mail it directly to your pharmacy.

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New Patient Information

You are welcome to call 509-338-6000 or email us to request an appointment. We will schedule your appointment as quickly as possible, sometimes we can even accommodate you on the same day.

What to Bring

  • Please bring any written records of your medical history you may have.
  • If possible, please print out the Palouse Sleep Medicine patient forms, complete them, and bring them with you.
  • Bring your immunization records.
  • Bring any medications you are currently using.
  • Bring your insurance card. Insurance co-payments are expected at time of service. If you have no insurance, please contact us.

 

Our Providers

Dr.-Mehta

 

Vinod Mehta, M.D., is a board-certified sleep and internal medicine physician, bringing his expertise to our community as a new service provided by Palouse Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine. Dr. Mehta belongs to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is passionate about improving your quality of life.

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Philosophy of Care:

Core values of my medical practice include individualized, patient-focused care integrating physical and emotional well-being with compassion, empathy, and respect. I believe in forging genuine and unique relationships with patients, their families to gain an in-depth understanding of the complexity of their ailments with dignity and sensitivity to make informed health care decisions while valuing their core beliefs. I trust that open communication and effective listening to the patient's needs and desires are paramount in providing quality care. I wholeheartedly believe in making each patient feel important in my clinic and leaving a positive impact on their lives.

Personal Interests:

I would call myself a food enthusiast, as I love exploring food experiences including, trying new restaurants, diversifying my taste buds with different ethnic food. I have an innate curiosity to know about food origins and history. I would love to travel more in the future - Italy is on top of the list. I appreciate different cultures and experiences, and traveling is a way to feed that desire for me. I watch plenty of travel and food shows - favorites would include "Parts Unknown by Anthony Bourdain, Somebody feed Phil, Rick Stein's Journey to the Mediterranean and Greek islands."
I also love to read books, mostly non-fiction nowadays, on mindfulness and Buddism. Fiction books that interest me are mostly thrillers, murder mysteries, and suspense novels.
When I am not feeding my stomach or soul, I like to hike, walk and hit the gym for a spin class.

Why did you decide to pursue Sleep Medicine?

An innumerable amount of people in this world suffer from sleep disorders, affecting their health, relationships, longevity, and daily functioning.

A negative sleep pattern arose during my internal medicine residency when I fueled my tired body with caffeine and quick naps. Compounded with the jet lag I experienced due to frequent travel, I became fascinated by my sleep cycles and the complexities of sleep disorders and was drawn to study them further. My own experience made me realize that quality sleep plays an essential role in the human body’s optimal functioning, and depriving the body of rest impacts one’s emotional and physical wellbeing.

I sincerely believe that good health begins largely with good sleep. I am passionate about educating individuals on the importance of quality sleep as a prerequisite for a healthy life and eager to treat sleep disorders to help them achieve their optimal health.

Additional Information: 

Medical school - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal India
Internal Medicine Residency - St Vincent's hospital, Worcester, MA
Sleep Medicine fellowship - Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Master of Science in Clinical Research Methods (MSCRM): Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Committee: Transfusion committee- Internal medicine residency -St Vincent hospital

 

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