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Dr. Steven A Hemmerdinger 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.
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.
Dr. Steven A Hemmerdinger is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I saw Dr. Hemmerdinger in Poughkeepsie after having seen a few other ENT doctors in the area. He was able to help me at my first visit. He knew exactly what was going on with my throat and knew exactly how to treat it. He took his time to explain everything to me (even using a poster on the wall to explain in detail). I highly recommend Dr. Hemmerdinger. He is a great doctor.
I have only good things to say about this doctor, who has been treating me for close to two years and who recently operated on me (thyroidectomy). I find him to be an outstanding physician and surgeon. He was the first doctor to finally correctly diagnose my thyroid problem, which had gone unrecognized by other doctors for decades. Although he told me the thyroid should be removed, he did not pressure me into surgery (which I was resistant to). After sending me for the necessary tests to rule out any urgent factors that would require immediate surgery, he was willing to respect my preference to "watch and wait." Once it became clear, however, that surgery shouldn't be put off any longer, he guided me through it with understanding and kindness (I was extremely nervous and apprehensive, especially as my case involved several complicating factors). He took whatever time was necessary to explain clearly and thoroughly everything I wanted to know, and he answered all my (many) questions and concerns with patience and good grace. (I did, however, make some appointments just to discuss some of these things.) He was reassuring and supportive in a way that inspired confidence and helped me to overcome my fears and anxiety about the surgery, including on the morning of the surgery. The operation went perfectly; I recovered quickly, with almost no pain and without any complications; and I am now feeling much better than before and am so glad I had the surgery. I find him to be rather serious and matter-of-fact, but for me, that's a plus: he focuses on one's medical concerns, rather than wasting time with irrelevant and distracting chitchat. At the same time, he has always been very nice, pleasant, respectful and courteous.
16 Years Experience
New York University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2002
New York University
Dr. Steven A Hemmerdinger accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP HMO
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Connecticare Passage
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
- First Health PPO
HIP of NY
- Emblem HIP Select PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP HMO
- MVP Preferred PPO
- MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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