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Dr. Robert E Hartvigsen has the following 4 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.
- Hospice & Palliative Medicine
An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Robert E Hartvigsen has the following 7 expertise
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
- Family Planning
Dr. Robert E Hartvigsen has 4 board certified specialties
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Dr. Robert E Hartvigsen is Board Certified in 4 specialties
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I am a retired RN so I'm familiar with physicians. Dr. Hartvigsen is very knowledgeable on anything I want to discuss. This doctor keeps up with his practice by reading journals and medical updates new and exciting research. Some of the physicians I have known seems to think that their education pretty much ended after graduation. The first time I met with Dr. Hartvigsen, in January, 2017, I knew I would continue being his patient.
I have been seeing Dr. Hartvigsen for about 20 years. I drive 30 minutes to see him, often have to wait, but I know it's because someone needed that extra time and I respect him for that. I truly trust him. I love our visits, it feels more like visiting a friend. He listens to the underlying problems related to the presumed issue, he is like getting a bonus therapist only better because he has actual advise. I prefer a natural approach when available and he has been totally supportive of my preferences. Finally, I am not the ideal patient, I forget to follow up unless I am in pain or need something, I dodge those milestone procedures like the plague, but he always treats me with dignity and respect. I always recommend this doctor!
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
33 Years Experience
University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Dr. Robert E Hartvigsen accepts the following insurance providers.
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
Locations & DirectionsHartvigsen Family Medicine, 115 Blarney Dr Ste 212, Columbia, SC
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