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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 medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Verdolin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Verdolin include trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. Dr. Verdolin is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Verdolin's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Navarro's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She is especially interested in pain management and anesthesia. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Navarro honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. His areas of expertise include trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Smith's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Punjabi. Dr. Pal's areas of clinical interest consist of pain management and anesthesia. He is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Pal is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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

Dr. Mahnaz Sameti is a specialist in anesthesiology. She works in San Diego, CA. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Sameti is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Luis Rivera practices anesthesiology. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rivera is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Morey Bubis is a specialist in anesthesiology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bubis attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Maricopa Medical Center, and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare.

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

Dr. Thach Mai is a specialist in anesthesiology. Dr. Mai attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
8893 La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA
 

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

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Lo practices anesthesiology. Dr. Lo is conversant in Cantonese. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes 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 specializes in anesthesiology. Dr. Hinkelman graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. David Baron practices anesthesiology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He attended medical school at 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 is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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.