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Dr. Oscar A Schwartz has the following 2 specialties
- Sleep Medicine
A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.
- Pulmonary Disease
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
Dr. Oscar A Schwartz has the following 3 expertise
- Sleep Paralysis
- Restless Legs Syndrome
Dr. Oscar A Schwartz has 0 board certified specialties
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Dr Schwartz and Jane Holman have treated me for almost 20 years I am very pleased with the entire office staff and the way I was treated. My sleep h ...
Dr. Schwartz has served as my pulmonologist for several years. His habit has always been to listen to me. I have observed him to take careful notes regarding my concerns and my complaints. His diagnoses have proven to be very accurate. Moreover, his office staff is friendly and courteous. Equally important, his location is easily accessible.
I would have to concur that this doctor is very defensive and unwilling to discuss things. I went to him after carefully researching what was wrong with me so that I could speak intelligently with him. Instead of this making conversation easy, it seemed to make the conversation more difficult because it usurped his power as "the expert". Some doctors simply don't like informed patients, and I would say he is one of them. I showed him the research studies, and offered my own thoughts in written form. He looked at the info I handed him all of 10 seconds and then handed it back. I told him other information that I knew from other tests performed. I did not bring those test results in written form and because of that, he would not believe the things I told him. In the end I told him what I thought was going on, and he disregarded it as credible. I talked him into doing a sleep study which verified that everything I told him was absolutely correct, as was my own diagnosis. He was uninterested in helping me in any way. My guess is because all he does is sleep apnea and CPAP machines and my problem is not sleep apnea, but I also think it was because his ego could not handle it. My guess is that he has quite a profitable business. There is not much competition in the area, and what he does is not all that complicated. The extent of his practice is testing whether people have sleep apnea and then fitting them with a CPAP machine if they do. It really does not require much knowledge or expertise. He is in the cat bird seat and he can rake in plenty of buck providing this pretty simple service. In practice, he's more of a technologist with an ego than a doctor who helps people with complicated problems. He's certainly not doing anything illegal or immoral. It is just one of the gravy jobs that is existence only because of our license to practice medicine laws. This is what makes it such an easy and likely very profitable business for him. So from a business perspective, he's no dummy - simple work, big bucks. I can't fault him for that. If you know or wonder if you have sleep apnea, he can accomplish the task. If you're looking for real insight, or expertise for unusual problems, I suggest looking elsewhere.
I will never go to this doctor again. I really think theres something seriously wrong with his personality. He was defensive crabby obnoxious an frighteningly he was wrong in his diagnosis. To me he acted like a spoiled teenager mad because you didn't just accept whatever he said and do whatever he said without a single question. The giveaway was when I asked him why he was getting so angry he blurted out that I was the only one who ever had a criticism of him. I thought I doubt it. Now I just looked up the reviews and I see I'm not the only one who experienced the immaturity and Mnet ineptness of dr. Schwartz. I would warn you to find a better doctor for your sleep problems.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
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40 Years Experience
University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1978
Mayo Clinic And Medical School
Dr. Oscar A Schwartz accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
- Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
- Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry KS PPO
- Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- Health Alliance PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsAdvantage Pulmonary, 969 N Mason Rd Ste 250, Saint Louis, MO
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