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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 is a specialist in anesthesiology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Chow completed his residency training at Kettering Medical Center, Wilmington Hospital, and Albany Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
5974 Pentz Road
Paradise, CA
 

Dr. John Nadakavukaran is an anesthesiologist. He studied medicine at Calicut Medical College and Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. He completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Nadakavukaran takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Anthem, and more. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
5974 Pentz Road
Paradise, CA
 

Dr. Kuldeep Jagpal's area of specialization is anesthesiology. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Jagpal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Kasturba Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Jagpal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
5974 Pentz Road
Paradise, CA
 

Dr. Jose Mendoza practices anesthesiology. Dr. Mendoza graduated from the University of the Andes School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mendoza completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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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.