We found 18 anesthesiologists who accept Health Net EPO near Whittier, CA.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier; Department of Surgery
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Brian Gwartz practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Glendora, CA and Whittier, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gwartz takes. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
1315 Aldea Drive
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Loh practices anesthesiology in Los Angeles, CA and Montebello, CA. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loh takes. In addition to English, Dr. Loh speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Loh is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Dr. Vincent J Valdez, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7624 Painter Avenue; Suite 202
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Valdez, who practices in Torrance, CA, Downey, CA, and Whittier, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Valdez include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and pain management. Patient ratings for Dr. Valdez average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valdez accepts. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Valdez's hospital/clinic affiliations include PIH Health, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Pain Management

Dr. Cherie Janet Tsong, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier; Department of Surgery
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Cherie Tsong's specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. Tsong is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and PIH Health. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Dr. Phillip John Richardson, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier; Department of Surgery
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Richardson is a specialist in anesthesiology. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Richardson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier; Department of Surgery
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Lee is an anesthesiology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. Dr. Lee studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier; Department of Surgery
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Taline Toroussian's specialty is anesthesiology. She is conversant in Armenian. Dr. Toroussian is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Toroussian attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Dr. Toroussian honors Health Net, Health Net HMO, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Karen McIlvena is an anesthesiology specialist. She is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. McIlvena attended medical school at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier; Department of Surgery
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Hanh Nguyen-Clark's specialty is anesthesiology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Nguyen-Clark attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen-Clark (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French. Dr. Nguyen-Clark is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier; Department of Surgery
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Steven Chen practices anesthesiology. Dr. Chen takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pih Health Hospital - Whittier
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Stanton Lum's specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. Lum is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
13222 Bloomfield Avenue
Norwalk, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Paskil is an anesthesiologist in Norwalk, CA. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paskil honors. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
1701 Santa Anita Avenue
South El Monte, CA
 

Dr. Ma Myint works as an anesthesiologist. She is in-network for Health Net insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
15141 Whittier Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. George Izmirian practices anesthesiology in Whittier, CA. Dr. Izmirian is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
15141 Whittier Boulevard; Suite 130
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Scott McInnis is a Whittier, CA physician who specializes in anesthesiology. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15141 Whittier Boulevard; Suite 130
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Heiman is a Whittier, CA physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Heiman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.