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We found 62 anesthesiologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Downey, CA.

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

Dr. Brian Gwartz is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Glendora, CA and Whittier, CA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gwartz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Gwartz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Dr. Matthew Eugene Harris, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
11525 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 402
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Harris is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Harris graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. Harris (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Christopher John Charbonnet, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
11411 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 205
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Charbonnet sees patients in Glendale, CA, Whittier, CA, and Downey, CA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Charbonnet is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Charbonnet (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Vincent J Valdez, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
11411 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 205
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Valdez's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Valdez's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Valdez 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 speaks Spanish.

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

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
12462 Putnam Street; #402
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Rostam Khoshsar's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Khoshsar speaks Persian. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Gary Baker practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Lakewood, CA and Tustin, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Baker a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His professional affiliations include 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)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
11500 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. David Garver is an anesthesiology specialist in Downey, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Garver completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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 a physician who specializes in anesthesiology. Dr. Tsong is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Tsong trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and PIH Health.

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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. Dr. Kar accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. She trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kar (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Kar is professionally 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. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Richardson attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Huang's medical specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. Huang speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. His education and training includes medical school at Shanghai Medical University and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
11500 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Gary McCaughan works as an anesthesiologist. He is affiliated with PIH Health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. McCaughan attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. McCaughan is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
12401 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Henry Cobau is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cobau studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Maricopa Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Cobau (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
8016 2nd Street
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Peter Ly is a Downey, CA physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Ly studied medicine at New York Medical College. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
11500 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Pedro Orozco's area of specialization is anesthesiology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Orozco accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Orozco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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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.