Sleep Medicine

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Sleep MEDICINE

Sleep disorders are medical problems that commonly affect up to 40% of the US population. Unfortunately, sleep problems are routinely overlooked by physicians, patients, and society in general. This leads to a significant under appreciation and under treatment of sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs, etc. Also, sleep disorder sufferers have decreased quality of life, difficulty with concentration, and in some instances, increased health risks. For example, obstructive sleep apnea has been linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart arrhythmias, stroke, and other common medical problems.

Do you snore? Do you lose sleep because of your spouse’s snoring? Maybe you just don’t feel rested in the am, or maybe you can’t fall asleep.

These are all reasons that you may need to see Dr. C for a sleep consultation. Did you know that sleep disorders can be harmful to your general health too? It is known that uncontrolled blood pressure, strokes, heart disease and diabetes may be the result of untreated sleep disorders. Also, lack of quality sleep can lead to difficulties concentrating, mood disorders and even depression.

Nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, sleep talking, head banging, wetting the bed and grinding your teeth are kinds of sleep problems called parasomnias. There are treatments for most sleep disorders, but it is usually necessary to have a proper evaluation and treatment by a board-certified sleep specialist, like Dr. C, to make the correct diagnosis and offer the proper treatment.
Choice Physicians offers in-house sleep studies in a comfortable and relaxed environment, directed by Dr. Ruiz, a sleep specialist. These studies are attended by a trained sleep technician. For a comprehensive sleep evaluation, please contact the office to schedule an appointment.

Common Sleep Disorders

+ Sleep Apnea: Breathing difficulties during sleep (many times patients snore or gasp for air at night)

+ Insomnia: The inability to fall asleep or stay asleep

+ Narcolepsy: Overwhelming daytime sleepiness and involuntary “sleep attacks”.

+ Restless Leg Syndrome: A tingling or prickly sensation in the legs which does not allow for quality sleep.

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Our Patient Testimonials

  • 1000% patient-focused care! My mother relocated to Fort Lauderdale and it was Dr. Sizemore-Ruiz who diagnosed her life-threatening heart condition. No other Cardiologists detected it. Dr T. worked with us for over a year to develop a strategy and plan-of-action to get this critical procedure addressed. There's not enough words to describe the treatment, top-level service, and willingness to serve as a resource throughout the process. The Whole Team at Choice Physicians will go above & beyond for their patients. If you are looking for a medical practice that will be attentive to your individual needs, I highly recommend this one! They are LITERALLY life-savers.
    Joey Crawford
  • Both doctors are amazing and easy to deal with. I've tried 3 different doctors in the Fort Lauderdale area looking for someone who actually pays attention to their patients and cares. I found them with Choice Physicians. Easy to communicate with, beautiful/relaxed office...all around wonderful place to go! Highly recommended!
    Roger Posey
  • Both Dr Ruiz and Dr Sizemore-Ruiz are superlative Physicians and impeccable human beings. Their fund of knowledge is quite impressive but most important is the fact that they care! The patient comes first. You feel confident that your problems are being fully addressed. They are never rushed, you have their full attention, and you know that you are their priority. Physicians like these are few and far between.
    Joseph Perez
  • Dr. Sizemore-Riuz is always very helpful and will go out of her way to make sure I get the care needed. She is always accessible by phone should I have any questions, and she will follow up with me personally to make sure I am recovering well. Their office is very comfortable and has a home like feel. Much better than the normal doctor's office atmosphere. By far, the best doctor I have ever had!
    Katie Bausher
  • This power couple cares! They're not pretentious in the slightest. They concentrate on quality, not quantity care. I never feel rushed and my questions are always answered thoroughly. Very competent and compassionate physicians. 6 STARS!
    Kelly Perona
  • Dr. Tiffany and Dr. Ruiz are definately your "Choice Pysicians." They are both wonderful doctors full of positive energy and extremely warm hearted. Truly a blessing, I recommend them without any reservation.
    Jacqueline Guzman
  • I have the pleasure of working directly with Dr. Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz through her work with the American Heart Association where she serves on the Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale Executive Cabinet in a leadership role as The Circel of Red Chair. She is a passionate advocate for Heart Health with emphasis on prevention. Dr. Sizemore-Ruiz is very approachable when interacating with patients and volunteers throughouot the county. Dr. Camilo Ruiz, is also active with the American Heart Associaton and together they make a dynamic and committed team.
    Kelly Perona