Finding Providers
loading

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's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Richeimer a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and PIH Health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Richeimer attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Award of Excellence for the USC/Norris CARE Team.

Read more

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

No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier; Department of Surgery
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Brian Gwartz practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Glendora, CA and Whittier, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gwartz takes. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Vincent Valdez, who practices in Torrance, CA, Downey, CA, and Whittier, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Valdez include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and pain management. Patient ratings for Dr. Valdez average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valdez accepts. 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. Dr. Valdez's hospital/clinic affiliations include PIH Health, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

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

No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
5750 Downey Avenue; #306
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Gary Baker is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Lakewood, CA and Tustin, CA. Dr. Baker's areas of expertise include the following: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Baker is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker accepts.

Read more

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

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

Dr. Cherie Tsong's specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. Tsong is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and PIH Health. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
11500 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. David Garver is an anesthesiology specialist. He is affiliated with PIH Health. 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garver takes.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier; Department of Surgery
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Rita Kar's specialty is anesthesiology. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Kar's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Kar (or staff) is conversant in Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Kar is affiliated with PIH Health.

Read more
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 is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Richardson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Lee is an anesthesiology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. Dr. Lee studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Huang specializes in anesthesiology and practices in Whittier, CA. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Shanghai Medical University and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Huang is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Huang is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
11500 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Gary McCaughan practices anesthesiology in Downey, CA. Dr. McCaughan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. McCaughan is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Henry Cobau's medical specialty is anesthesiology. He is affiliated with PIH Health. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cobau attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Maricopa Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Cobau (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
11500 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Pedro Orozco works as an anesthesiologist. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orozco honors. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Orozco completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Orozco (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
3700 E South Street
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Russell Gilbertson is an anesthesiologist. Dr. Gilbertson attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Gilbertson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Steven Gerschultz is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Gerschultz is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Robert Kogan is an anesthesiologist. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kogan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kogan is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.