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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 is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Verdolin's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Verdolin is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of National Naval Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, 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 is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Navarro's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Navarro is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Navarro is accepting new patients.

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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 an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. Dr. Smith has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes 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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Pal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Punjabi. Dr. Pal has a special interest in pain management and anesthesia. He is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Pal graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 in San Diego, CA. Dr. Rivera graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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

Dr. Mahnaz Sameti is a specialist in anesthesiology. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Sameti attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For her residency, Dr. Sameti trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

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

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

Dr. Thach Mai specializes in anesthesiology. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Mai is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
8893 La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Peinado works as an anesthesiologist. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Peinado is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Lo works as an anesthesiologist in San Diego, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Lo is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lori Hinkelman, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Hinkelman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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

Dr. David Baron works as an anesthesiologist in La Mesa, CA. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Baron takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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. He studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Bebereia honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.