We found 2 anesthesiologists who accept Medicaid near Walnut Creek, CA.

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

Dr. Richard Rowe is a pediatric anesthesiology specialist. Dr. Rowe is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Teacher Of The Year Award and Best Doctor In America Award. Dr. Rowe is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
2175 N California Boulevard; Suite 425
Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Reid Rubsamen specializes in anesthesiology and practices in Walnut Creek, CA. He is in-network for Health Net, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Rubsamen graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including M.d. With Honors; Stanford Medical School; and Chief Resident, Anesthesia, Mass General Hospital, ..

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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.
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