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We found 6 anesthesiologists who accept Healthfirst near Valhalla, NY.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
95 Grasslands Road; Macy Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Kathryn McGoldrick's area of specialization is anesthesiology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. McGoldrick (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Vajubhai Sanchala's medical specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. Sanchala graduated from Medical College Baroda. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. In addition to English, Dr. Sanchala (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Macy Pavilion West; Room 2389, Department of Anesthesiology
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. James Oconnell's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Oconnell is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Shelley Kramer works as an anesthesiologist. She studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Healthfirst, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kramer takes. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Shivakeerthy Ubranimath is an anesthesiology specialist in 100 Woods Road, NY and Valhalla, NY. Dr. Ubranimath is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ubranimath (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
95 Grasslands Avenue; Macy Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Vijaya Kumar's medical specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. Kumar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. He studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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.