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Sleep Medicine

Sleeping and breathing: Our SFVA Sleep Medicine Team receives and manages over 6,000 consult requests per year. We offer comprehensive sleep medicine care and services for our Veterans with sleep disorders. Our sleep-medicine-trained physicians have over 30 years in practice and received honors with awards for high-quality care, leadership, and innovation in the field. Our team works closely with mental health providers, otolaryngologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, dentists, neurologists, nutritionists, and cardiologists to ensure comprehensive evaluation and care management.

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Secure messages (My HealtheVet): Sleep – San Francisco

Common conditions: 

  • Sleep apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Restless legs
  • Narcolepsy
  • Snoring
  • Periodic leg movements

Care we provide at San Francisco VA Health Care System

We offer comprehensive care plans that include:  

  • Testing for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders
  • In-person, video, and phone appointments
  • Breathing support devices for sleep apnea and other conditions
  • Coordination with other specialists for alternatives to breathing support devices, including INSPIRE and Oral Appliances for sleep apnea
  • Oxygen therapy to add to positive airway pressure devices for those who qualify
  • Nutritional support to manage weight and improve overall health

Available at these locations 

  • San Francisco VA Medical Center (on-site services)
  • North Santa Rosa VA Clinic (CPAP clinic)
  • Eureka VA Clinic for VTEL (Video-to-Clinic appointments)
  • Home sleep studies and Video-to-Home (VVC) appointments available for all patients


Director of Sleep Medicine at SFVAHCS

Ananse Taharka MD

Director, Sleep Medicine

VA San Francisco health care