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We found 96 anesthesiologists who accept Blue Shield near Panorama City, CA.

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

Dr. Marc Birnbaum's area of specialization is pediatric anesthesiology. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Birnbaum accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Birnbaum (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Birnbaum is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Dr. Andrew Gary Seltzer, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
14600 Sherman Way; Suite 250
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Seltzer's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Seltzer's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Seltzer is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Shiu-Yi Chen specializes in pediatric anesthesiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include regional anesthesia. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Chen attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. 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. Roya Maani is a Northridge, CA physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Maani is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, and more. Dr. Maani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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

Dr. Paramdeep Bhasin practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Hayward, CA and Northridge, CA. After completing medical school at Kasturba Medical College, Dr. Bhasin performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital.

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

Dr. Natale Naim practices anesthesiology. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew. Dr. Naim's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Dwight Wininger is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Wininger performed his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego.

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

Dr. Tai Lee is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Johnny Harrison works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Harrison completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Harrison honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harrison is affiliated with 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rodricks is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Wayne Kleinman is an anesthesiologist. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kleinman's training includes residency programs at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kleinman is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and emergency medicine. He works in Mission Hills, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Arfai average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arfai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran.

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

Dr. Kenneth Hill's specialties are anesthesiology and family medicine. He practices in Valley Village, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Cardiac Anesthesiology
16237 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Stuart Ackerman works as a cardiac anesthesiologist. Dr. Ackerman takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
10866 Riverside Drive
Toluca Lake, CA
 

Dr. Peter Chkoski is a specialist in anesthesiology. He honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chkoski completed residency programs at Saint Peter's University Hospital and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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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 graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Galido honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and 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.