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We found 4 anesthesiologists who accept Health Net near Paradise, CA.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
5974 Pentz Road
Paradise, CA
 

Dr. Steve Chow sees patients in Marysville, CA, Paradise, CA, and Yuba City, CA. His medical specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. Chow is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chow trained at Kettering Medical Center, Wilmington Hospital, and Albany Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
5974 Pentz Road
Paradise, CA
 

Dr. John Nadakavukaran is a specialist in anesthesiology. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Calicut Medical College and Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Nadakavukaran's training includes a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
5974 Pentz Road
Paradise, CA
 

Dr. Kuldeep Jagpal practices anesthesiology in Hanford, CA, Paradise, CA, and Porterville, CA. Dr. Jagpal is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Jagpal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
5974 Pentz Road
Paradise, CA
 

Dr. Jose Mendoza's specialty is anesthesiology. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mendoza studied medicine at the University of the Andes School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mendoza completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.