We found 11 anesthesiologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near La Mesa, CA.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Verdolin include pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Verdolin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verdolin takes. Dr. Verdolin is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Verdolin completed a residency program at National Naval Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Verdolin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
5525 Grossmont Ctr Drive; Suite 609
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Smith, who practices in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Patients rated Dr. Smith highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Smith has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Dr. Luis Marcelo Rivera, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Luis Rivera is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in anesthesiology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivera is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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' specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. Bubis is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Maricopa Medical Center, and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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 a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Lo is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology. Dr. Lo graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Cantonese.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
4647 Zion Avenue; Department of Anesthesia
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joel Spencer's area of specialization is anesthesiology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spencer attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lori Hinkelman is an anesthesiologist. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

Dr. David Baron's specialty is anesthesiology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Baron 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 specializes in anesthesiology. He is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bebereia graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
7520 El Cajon Boulevard; Suite 201
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Thach Mai's specialty is 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.

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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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