Alex graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse for seven years, spending four years in cardiac medicine and three years in pediatrics. While working as a Registered Nurse she attended George Washington University and graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from the Family Nurse Practitioner program.
She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach and traveling.
Dr. A. J. Barot has been practicing medicine for more than 40 years in the Hampton Roads area. He was trained at Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Neurology and is triple board-certified in Psychiatry, Neurology, and Sleep Medicine.
He is regarded throughout the region as a thought leader in neurology. He is an Associate Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and has been elected both a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Several years ago, Dr. Barot was also bestowed the title of Fellow by the Royal Society of Medicine.
According to his sons, he spends his free time pampering his grandchildren.
Dr. N. A. Barot was valedictorian of his class at a local school, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, after which he attended the College of William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). After completing his neurology training at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Dr. Barot went on to a sleep medicine fellowship at the Stanford University Sleep Center of Excellence, one of the world’s premier sleep centers. There he trained under the foremost leaders in sleep medicine, including the pioneers of research regarding the major sleep disorders (sleep apnea, pediatric sleep disorders, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy and insomnia) and their treatments, including sleep surgery and sleep dentistry.
Dr. Barot is board-certified in both Neurology and Sleep Medicine and is an Assistant Professor at EVMS. He is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). He has written several chapters in authoritative medical textbooks. See below for his bibliography:
Klein, C., Barot, N., and Bouldin, T. (2010). In P.J. Dyck (Ed.), Companion to Peripheral Neuropathy: Illustrated Cases and New Developments (pp. 257-261). Philadelphia: Saunders.
Barot, N., and Kushida, C. (2011). Significance of deprivation studies. In B. Mallick, et al. (Eds.), Rapid Eye Movement Sleep: Regulation and Function (pp. 301-310). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Barot, N., and Kushida, C. (2012). Sleep apnea and hypertension: A clinical perspective. In A. Culebras (Ed.), Sleep, Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease (pp. 48-63). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Barot, N., and Barot, I. (2013). Optimal Sleep Habits in Middle-Aged Adults. In C. Kushida (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Sleep (pp. 88-94). Academic Press.
Barot, N., and Barot, I. (2013). Nutrition and Sleep. In C. Kushida (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Sleep (pp. 108-113). Academic Press.
Barot, N., and Barot, I. (2017). Optimal Sleep Habits in Middle-Aged Adults. In J. Stein (Ed.), Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Elsevier.
Barot, N., and Barot, I. (2017). Nutrition and Sleep. In Stein, J. (Ed.), Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Elsevier.
Dr. N. Barot has also reviewed numerous articles for major medical journals such as Sleep and continues to be a journal peer reviewer.
Megan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She was a pole vaulter for the LSU women’s Track and Field team, earning multiple Academic All-SEC Honors during her time there. She then attended Yale University School of Medicine’s Physician Associate Program, graduating with a Master of Medical Science degree in 2010. She received the Dean’s Humanitarian Award at graduation.
She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Neurology, and American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She spends her free time with family and participates in various volunteer efforts throughout the community. She also enjoys reading, gardening, and baking.
I just want to thank Dr. AJ Barot for all he did for me. I was misdiagnosed with narcolepsy by another provider (pulmonologist) after two consecutive sleep studies that showed significant snoring and treated with Xyrem. The provider and sleep labs I went to previously did not take into account the medications I was taking that were known to effect sleep studies and did not account for other types of sleep disordered breathing events. I remember the first visit I had with Dr. Barot and he told me it was HIGHLY unlikely I had narcolepsy and he ordered the proper workup. I was properly diagnosed with sleep apnea and started on CPAP treatment. The CPAP treatment made the migraines I was having disappear and I have not had one in YEARS. At one time I was taking so many medications for migraines, mental health, and sleep disorders that it was almost like I had a pharmacy in my house. I believe Dr. Barot saved my life because if I would have continued on Xyrem I probably would have stopped breathing in my sleep or had significant organ issues. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Dr. AJ Barot!T. Corley
Since being treated for my sleep apnea at Virginia Neurology & Sleep Center by the wonderful staff, nurses, and by Dr. Barot I have had a life changing experience. Dr. Barot went above and beyond in treating me. He was professional, thorough but most of all caring and compassionate. All my questions were answered and my treatment was dealt with with the utmost care and respect. Dr. Barot could not have been nicer. His warm friendly staff treat you like family and his nurses and support staff are all the kind of folks that you look forward to seeing at every visit. I could not recommend a better doctor. Thanks to Dr. Barot I am feeling great and sleep better than I have in yearsCharlie W.
I am one of your patients and recently my C-pap malfunctioned and did not work. I was just returning from a business trip and headed out on a family vacation. I was in need of an immediate replacement machine. Your employee Tyler was outstanding!! He went the extra mile and made sure I was helped. He even co-ordinated everything with Optigen. I can’t thank him enough. Thank you for the great care and for having a great team.Michael D.
Dr. N.A. Barot has been treating me for Sleep Apnea for over a year. Dr. Barot is a physician who cares about his patients. He always answers your questions and if there is something new that might improve your condition, such as a different type of mask, he will let you know about it. Prior to becoming a patient of his, I went to a Sleep Disorders Clinic for over ten years. I was nothing more to them than a number. During the time I have been a patient of Dr. Barot my sleep apnea has improved due to his care and knowledge.
The world needs more doctors like Dr. Barot; he is caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I give him my highest recommendation. He makes sure that you get the care you deserve. We need more doctors like him.Barry S.