We found 10 anesthesiologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Saint Joseph, MO.

Dr. Norman F Baade Jr., DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
5325 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Norman Baade's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baade include pain management. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina. Dr. Baade is professionally affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Michael R Joseph, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
5325 Faraon Street; Department of Anesthesiology
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Michael Joseph is an anesthesiology specialist in Saint Joseph, MO. Dr. Joseph is affiliated with Mosaic Life Care. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Joseph attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
5325 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Dorairaj Suresh is a specialist in anesthesiology. He graduated from Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Suresh is professionally affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
5325 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Deborah Blachar is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology. She attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Blachar's training includes residency programs at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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Dr. Shawn D Zeltwanger, PhD, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
802 N. Riverside Road; Suite 100
St. Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Shawn Zeltwanger is an anesthesiologist in Saint Joseph, MO, Albany, MO, and Saint Louis, MO. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Zeltwanger performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His clinical interests include pain management. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. David K Chou, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
5325 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. David Chou is an anesthesiologist in Saint Joseph, MO. Dr. Chou is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He is affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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Dr. Kathryn M Lang Smock, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
5325 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Kathryn Lang-Smock works as an anesthesiologist. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lang-Smock attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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Dr. Alejandro Blachar, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
802 N Riverside Road; Suite 280
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Alejandro Blachar's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Blachar average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blachar's clinical interests include pain management. He is affiliated with Mosaic Life Care. Dr. Blachar is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Charles W Dobbs, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
5325 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Charles Dobbs practices anesthesiology. He is professionally affiliated with Mosaic Life Care. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dobbs honors. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
5325 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Michael Wright is an anesthesiologist. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wright is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.