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We found 4 anesthesiologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Temple, TX.

Dr. Rodney Ray Lange, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Family Medicine
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Rodney Lange's medical specialty is anesthesiology and family medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Lange has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kaiser Permanente and Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Benjamin Lowry's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Temple, TX. Dr. Lowry is in-network for 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
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Brian Goentzel specializes in anesthesiology. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Goentzel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.