We found 4 anesthesiologists who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS near State College, PA.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1700 Old Gatesburg Road; Suite 100
State College, PA
 

Dr. Upendra Thaker specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in State College, PA. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Thaker takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
101 Regent Court
State College, PA
 

Dr. John Giustozzi is a specialist in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Giustozzi is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1700 Old Gatesburg Road; Suite 100
State College, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Gilbert is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. She attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Atif Victor Farag, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
1800 E Park Avenue
State College, PA
 

Dr. Atif Farag's area of specialization is anesthesiology. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Zagazig University Faculty of 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.
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