We found 3 anesthesiologists who accept Medicaid near Walnut Creek, CA.

Dr. Richard W Rowe, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Richard Rowe sees patients in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric anesthesiology. He is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Rowe is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rowe include: Teacher Of The Year Award and Best Doctor In America Award.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Reid Rubsamen is an anesthesiology specialist. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Rubsamen takes Health Net, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: M.d. With Honors; Stanford Medical School, .; Chief Resident, Anesthesia, Mass General Hospital; and .. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Johannes Peters' area of specialization is anesthesiology. He is an in-network provider for Health Net and Medicaid insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Pretoria School of Medicine. Dr. Peters trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He welcomes new patients.

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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.