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We found 4 anesthesiologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Nashville, TN.

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Dr. Steven R Dickerson, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2400 Patterson Street; Suite 217
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Steven Dickerson is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Nashville, TN, Hendersonville, TN, and Goodlettsville, TN. He honors WellCare, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dickerson attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. His professional affiliations include TriStar Centennial Medical Center and TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Dr. Katherine Houston Dobie, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
3601 Tvc
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Katherine Dobie's specialty is anesthesiology. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
3633 Valley Vista Road
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Dean Harless sees patients in Memphis, TN and Nashville, TN. His medical specialty is anesthesiology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3601 Tvc
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Herbert Meltzer is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meltzer honors.

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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.