We found 63 anesthesiologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Downey, CA.

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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. Dr. Richeimer's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and PIH Health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Richeimer attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. 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.

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

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

Dr. Brian Gwartz's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Glendora, CA and Whittier, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Gwartz attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. On average, patients gave Dr. Gwartz a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Gwartz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Vincent Valdez is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Torrance, CA, Downey, CA, and Whittier, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and pain management. Dr. Valdez is professionally affiliated with PIH Health, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Dr. Valdez obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Gary Baker is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baker include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Baker accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Tsong has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Tsong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and PIH Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
11500 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. David Garver practices anesthesiology. Dr. Garver is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Lee works as an anesthesiologist in Whittier, CA and Walnut, CA. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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

Dr. Rita Kar, who practices in Fullerton, CA and Whittier, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology. She honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kar studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. For her residency, Dr. Kar trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Kar (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Kar is affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Phillip Richardson works as an anesthesiologist. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Richardson is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Huang is an anesthesiology specialist. Dr. Huang takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Shanghai Medical University. He completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Huang is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Henry Cobau's medical specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. Cobau (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with PIH Health. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
11500 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Pedro Orozco sees patients in Orange, CA and Downey, CA. His medical specialty is anesthesiology. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Orozco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Robert Kogan, who practices in Whittier, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Kogan performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Karen McIlvena specializes in anesthesiology and practices in Whittier, CA and Glendale, CA. She is affiliated with PIH Health. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. McIlvena attended the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
11500 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Gary McCaughan, who practices in Downey, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology. Dr. McCaughan is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7601 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Chan is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In her practice, Dr. Chan focuses on pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Chan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. She is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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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.
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