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We found 13 anesthesiologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. Michael Henry Verdolin, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
7051 Alvarado Road; Suite 101
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Verdolin's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in La Mesa, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and National City, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Verdolin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verdolin takes. Dr. Verdolin is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. Dr. Verdolin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Spinal Cord Stimulator, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosa M Navarro, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3811 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Rosa Navarro's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Navarro's areas of expertise include the following: pain management and anesthesia. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Navarro completed her residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Navarro honors. Dr. Navarro has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Dr. Kevin S Smith, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 609
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Smith is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. He is a graduate of Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. His clinical interests include trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Smith's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Selective Nerve Root Block, Anesthesia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6546 Ambrosia Drive; #5104
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Pal's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pal include pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Pal's professional affiliations include Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Pal's education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Luis Rivera is an anesthesiology specialist. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivera honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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Dr. Thach Diep Mai, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology
7520 El Cajon Boulevard; Suite 201
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Thach Mai works as an anesthesiologist. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Mai honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Morey Bubis sees patients in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. His medical specialty is anesthesiology. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bubis graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Maricopa Medical Center, and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Fatemeh Sameti is an anesthesiology specialist in San Diego, CA. She graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Sameti is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
8893 La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Peinado works as an anesthesiologist in San Luis Obispo, CA and La Mesa, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Peinado is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Lo's specialty is anesthesiology. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lo is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lori Hinkelman's specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. Hinkelman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
8881 Fletcher Parkway; Suite 100
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. David Baron's area of specialization is anesthesiology. Dr. Baron accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
8893 La Mesa Boulevard; Suite D
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Bebereia, who practices in La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology. Dr. Bebereia graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bebereia honors.

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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.