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We found 4 anesthesiologists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Corpus Christi, TX.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1001 Third Street; Suite 9
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Michael Tschickardt works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Tschickardt is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1227 3rd Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Howard Smith works as an anesthesiologist, pain specialist, and spine surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include neurological surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
3825 S Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Gabriel Lopez works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Lopez average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine
613 Elizabeth; Suite 805
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Jose Trevino's areas of specialization are anesthesiology, family medicine, and interventional pain medicine. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trevino graduated from Michigan State University College of Human 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.