P. Terrence Moore, M.D.

Dr. Moore was graduated from the Tulane University school of medicine in 1984.  He did his internship and residency in neurology at LA County/USC medical Center.  He completed his neurology residency in 1988 under Leslie P. Weiner M.D. he received his board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1991, certificate No.  34041.  He has been a member of the American Academy of Neurology since 1985.

 

Dr. Moore completed his training in Sleep Medicine under Michael Dickel, Ph.D. at the VA medical Center the Long Beach, California.  He received his board certification from the American board of sleep medicine and 1995.  He has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 1995. 

 

He is licensed in the state of Texas.

 

Currently, Dr. Moore has a practice that is about evenly split between neurology and sleep medicine. As a neurologist he is expert in diagnosing and treating people with many common diseases including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, migraine headaches and nerve entrapment syndromes as well as disorders of the spine and muscles.  Because the brain controls and regulates sleep, the practice of neurology overlaps considerably with the practice of sleep medicine.  As such, many patients with a disorder of sleep may present with complaints that suggest a neurological problem while many patients with neurological disorders may experience problems with sleep.  He is able to perform any currently available clinical sleep testing including overnight polysomnography (sleep study), MSLT (used primarily in the diagnosis of narcolepsy) and MWT (used primarily in evaluating therapy in professional drivers).  He has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating professional drivers that generally results in no time lost from work.

 

The field of sleep medicine is undergoing important changes in credentialing on the next several years.  It is important that you see a qualified Sleep Medicine Specialist to get the best care possible in the diagnosis and treatment of your sleep disorder.

 

Dr. Moore is married to the former Anya Goudenko.  He has four children, Kayla, Alexander, Nicholas and Lucas.  He relishes his family time.  He also enjoys reading especially history, philosophy, poetry and politics.  He has recently become something of an amateur gardener planting flowers twice annually.

 

He views the physician:patient relationship as one of cooperation and mutual teaching and learning.  He believes that patients who take a more active role in their illnesses, availing themselves of important information, generally have much better outcomes.  He welcomes questions from his patients.  He loves the art of medicine especially the physician:patient encounter which provides an opportunity not just to treat an illness but to alleviate suffering, improve quality of life and impart the patient with a better understanding of his illness and the rationale for its therapy.