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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 medical specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. McGoldrick is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more. She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. McGoldrick (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Vajubhai Sanchala is an anesthesiologist. In addition to English, Dr. Sanchala (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Sanchala is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. He accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. James Oconnell specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Oconnell honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Shelley Kramer is a medical specialist in anesthesiology. Dr. Kramer is an in-network provider for Healthfirst, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Shivakeerthy Ubranimath's medical specialty is anesthesiology. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum. Dr. Ubranimath (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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

Dr. Vijaya Kumar is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. Kumar is conversant in 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.