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We found 8 anesthesiologists who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. John T Munro, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. John Munro is a specialist in anesthesiology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Munro takes. Dr. Munro's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Edwin S Cheng, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
1555 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Edwin Cheng's area of specialization is anesthesiology. Dr. Cheng's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Mandarin.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
2900 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Chin works as an anesthesiologist in Santa Cruz, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chin honors. Dr. Chin is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. David Arakaki, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
2900 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. David Arakaki practices anesthesiology in Santa Cruz, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arakaki is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Arakaki completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Dr. Arakaki's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Eric J Kashnow, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2900 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Eric Kashnow's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kashnow is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kashnow is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Nazia R Choudhury, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
2900 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Nazia Choudhury's specialty is anesthesiology. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Choudhury trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Anatoly Kristiann Hernandez, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology
2900 Chanticleer Avenue; Chanticleer Offices (2900)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Anatoly Hernandez is a medical specialist in anesthesiology. In Dr. Hernandez's practice, he is particularly interested in anesthesia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez accepts. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Hernandez attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Anesthesia, Peripheral Nerve Block, Regional Anesthesia, Acute Pain

Dr. Sargon D Jacob, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology
2900 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Sargon Jacob is a specialist in anesthesiology. He works in Santa Cruz, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Jacob's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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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.