We found 7 anesthesiologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Seattle, WA.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4800 Sand Point Way Ne; Mb.11.500.3 - Anesthesia Administration
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Lance Patak's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Seattle, WA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Children's. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Patak studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patak trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Patak speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Scott Anthony Carra, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
1660 S. Columbian Way; Va Puget Sound Health Care System - Seattle Division
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Scott Carra's area of specialization is anesthesiology. He is affiliated with Oregon Anesthesiology Group (OAG), Adventist Medical Center, and VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Dr. Carra is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Dr. James Gordon Hecker, MD, PhD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
908 Jefferson Street; Box 359724
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. James Hecker is a medical specialist in anesthesiology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Hecker speaks German. Dr. Hecker is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
1229 Madison Street; Suite 1440
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Sameer Menda's area of specialization is anesthesiology. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Menda is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
1660 S. Columbian Way; Va Puget Sound Health Care System - Seattle Division
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Lisa Judge is a Seattle, WA physician who specializes in anesthesiology. She is professionally affiliated with VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Dr. Judge accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
1959 Ne Pacific Street; C212, Box 356340
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Sonali Joshi is a Seattle, WA physician who specializes in anesthesiology. She is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
1959 Ne Pacific Street; C212, Box 356340
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Roland Tam's medical specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. Tam graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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.
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