Vishwanath H. Hande, MD
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Vishwanath H. Hande, MD

Internal Medicine Doctor, Primary Care Doctor

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Where I See Patients
Kernodle Clinic West - Internal Medicine - Burlington, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Internal Med, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Med, Sleep Medicine

About Me

I specialize in sleep medicine and pulmonary medicine. In sleep medicine, we are looking at patients with sleep-disordered breathing and other conditions, such as narcolepsy. It’s a fairly common problem and causes so many other symptoms that many times it is missed. A lot of patients may experience fatigue, trouble falling asleep, daytime sleepiness, and loud snoring, and the spouse may observe stoppages in breathing. Patients may also experience difficulty concentrating, acid reflux, headaches, erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure, and even cardiac issues. My job is to diagnose sleep disorders so we can resolve these issues. I also practice pulmonary medicine, mostly treating patients with COPD. I try to put myself in the patient’s shoes. That approach works well and helps me get a better feel for what my patient may be going through. My favorite part is meeting people, getting to know them and becoming a detective as to what is going on and how I can fix it. That technical approach gives me great satisfaction.

Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak
English, Kannada, Tamil

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.81 out of 5
461 ratings, 88 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Med, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Med, Sleep Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine, Temple University (Pennsylvania), 1994-1996
Internal Medicine, Presbyterian Medical Center (Pennsylvania), 1991-1994
MBBS, University of Madras (India), 1983
MD, University of Madras (India), 1986

Clinical Focus and Research

View my publications on PubMed

Insurance Accepted

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External Relationships

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