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We found 61 anesthesiologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Downey, CA.

Dr. Steven Harry. Richeimer, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
12462 Putnam Street; #402
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Steven Richeimer works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Whittier, CA. Dr. Richeimer has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Richeimer include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and PIH Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Richeimer has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Award of Excellence for the USC/Norris CARE Team.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cancer Pain, Nerve Problems, Palliative Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Leslie Gwartz, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier; Department of Surgery
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Brian Gwartz's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gwartz is affiliated with PIH Health. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Gwartz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Vincent J Valdez, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
8067 Florence Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Valdez's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and pain management. Dr. Valdez's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valdez takes. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is affiliated with PIH Health, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Valdez is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
5750 Downey Avenue; #306
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Gary Baker specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine and practices in Lakewood, CA and Tustin, CA. His clinical interests include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Baker is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Baker attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Headache, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
11500 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. David Garver sees patients in Downey, CA. His medical specialty is anesthesiology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Garver attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Dr. Cherie Janet Tsong, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier; Department of Surgery
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Cherie Tsong is an anesthesiology specialist. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and PIH Health. Dr. Tsong is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier; Department of Surgery
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Rita Kar specializes in anesthesiology and practices in Fullerton, CA and Whittier, CA. Dr. Kar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Kar is affiliated with PIH Health. She graduated from Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Phillip John Richardson, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier; Department of Surgery
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Richardson is a specialist in anesthesiology. He works in Orange, CA and Whittier, CA. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richardson takes. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Lee is a specialist in anesthesiology. He works in Whittier, CA and Walnut, CA. Dr. Lee attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lee is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Huang works as an anesthesiologist. He attended medical school at Shanghai Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Huang trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Huang accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
11500 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Gary McCaughan is a specialist in anesthesiology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. McCaughan attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. McCaughan speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Henry Cobau's medical specialty is anesthesiology. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cobau accepts. Dr. Cobau is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Maricopa Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Cobau (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
11500 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Pedro Orozco's specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. Orozco obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Orozco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Orozco is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
3700 E South Street
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Russell Gilbertson's area of specialization is anesthesiology. Dr. Gilbertson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Steven Gerschultz specializes in anesthesiology and practices in Whittier, CA. Dr. Gerschultz is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He graduated from New York Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Robert Kogan specializes in anesthesiology and practices in Whittier, CA. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Kogan attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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What is Anesthesiology?

Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine dealing with the safety and comfort of patients during medical procedures, especially surgery. While many people think of anesthesiology as strictly providing pain control, anesthesiologists are also responsible for monitoring and supporting the health of patients during surgery. By paying attention to a patient’s vital signs, an anesthesiologist can both judge how effective the anesthesia is working and intervene if there are problems.

In many cases, an anesthesiologist evaluates patients before surgery, manages their health during surgery, and treats their pain after surgery. They may offer general anesthesia (where a patient is ‘put under’), local anesthesia to numb a certain area, or sedatives to calm anxiety before a medical procedure. Some anesthesiologists use their training in pain relief to help patients who suffer from chronic or cancer pain.

During a surgical procedure, anesthesiologists monitor the health of their patients. Among other vital signs, they may be watching:
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Oxygen level
  • Body temperature
  • Level of consciousness

If there is a sudden problem during surgery, the anesthesiologist is generally one of the first to know. They act quickly to correct the problem and keep the patient safe through surgery.

More than just the doctor who puts you to sleep, anesthesiologists are highly trained physicians who work to keep you safe and comfortable.