We found 6 anesthesiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO near Temple, TX.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
319 S 1st Street; Suite 16
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Carpentier is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Harker Heights, TX, Temple, TX, and Round Rock, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2401 South 31st Street; Department of Anesthesiology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Andrew McDavid practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. McDavid is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Howard Smith, who practices in Corpus Christi, TX and Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and spine surgery. In Dr. Smith's practice, he is particularly interested in neurological surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Lowry is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lowry attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2401 S 31st Street; Scott & White Department of Anesthesiology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Marius Vulcan practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. Dr. Vulcan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Brian Goentzel is an anesthesiology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College 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.