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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, who practices in Corpus Christi, TX, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tschickardt accepts. Dr. Tschickardt studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) 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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lopez takes.

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

Dr. Jose Trevino is an anesthesiologist, family medicine physician, and interventional pain specialist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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

Dr. Howard Smith practices anesthesiology, pain medicine, and spine surgery in Corpus Christi, TX and Temple, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include neurological surgery. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.