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We found 95 anesthesiologists who accept Blue Shield near Panorama City, CA.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
14600 Sherman Way; Suite 250
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Seltzer is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Seltzer's areas of expertise include pain management. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Seltzer is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Marc Elliott Birnbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Marc Birnbaum specializes in pediatric anesthesiology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Birnbaum's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Birnbaum (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Dr. Shiu-Yi Emily Chen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology
5517 Corteen Place; #4
Valley Village, CA
 

Dr. Shiu-Yi Chen's area of specialization is pediatric anesthesiology. She is especially interested in regional anesthesia. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Regional Anesthesia

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
18300 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Paramdeep Bhasin's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Kasturba Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Bhasin is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
18300 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Roya Maani practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Northridge, CA. Dr. Maani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Maani is a graduate of Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Natalie Zohara Naim, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
11140 Cabriole Avenue
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Natale Naim works as an anesthesiologist in Northridge, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naim honors. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Naim trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. She speaks Hebrew. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
16311 Ventura Boulevard; #1280
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Paul Rodricks sees patients in Encino, CA and Sherman Oaks, CA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Rodricks is a graduate of New York Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Rodricks speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
15910 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 1502
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Dwight Wininger's area of specialization is anesthesiology. Before performing his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Dr. Wininger attended Indiana University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Dr. Kiumars Arfai, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
11550 Indian Hills Road; Suite 340
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kiumars Arfai sees patients in Mission Hills, CA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology, pain medicine, and emergency medicine. Dr. Arfai's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 300
Valley Village, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Hill sees patients in Valley Village, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is anesthesiology. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hill accepts. Dr. Hill attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15107 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Tai Lee's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. He graduated from Taipei Medical University. Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Dr. Johnny Ruth Harrison, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
18300 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Johnny Harrison, who practices in Northridge, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Harrison is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Dr. Wayne M Kleinman, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Wayne Kleinman's specialty is anesthesiology. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kleinman graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Cardiac Anesthesiology
16237 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Stuart Ackerman's area of specialization is cardiac anesthesiology. Dr. Ackerman honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
8331 Reseda Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Imad Rasool is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Rasool has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15107 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Juan Galido is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Galido studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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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.