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We found 8 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 is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Patak attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Patak speaks Spanish. Dr. Patak is affiliated with Seattle Children's.

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

Dr. James Hecker's area of specialization is anesthesiology. Dr. Hecker is conversant in German. He is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hecker attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Sameer Menda's specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. Menda is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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

Dr. Shannon Linton's area of specialization is anesthesiology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Linton graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Scott Carra is a medical specialist in anesthesiology. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carra is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

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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 an anesthesiologist. She is professionally affiliated with VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Dr. Judge takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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

Dr. Roland Tam practices anesthesiology in Seattle, WA. Dr. Tam accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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

Dr. Sonali Joshi sees patients in Seattle, WA. Her medical specialty is anesthesiology. Dr. Joshi attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joshi honors.

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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.