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

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

Dr. Lance Patak is a Seattle, WA physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Patak takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and 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, who practices in Seattle, WA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency 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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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 works as an anesthesiologist. His professional affiliations include Oregon Anesthesiology Group (OAG), Adventist Medical Center, and VA Puget Sound Health Care System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem. Dr. Carra studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Sameer Menda specializes in anesthesiology. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Menda honors. Dr. Menda graduated from Rush Medical College.

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

Dr. Lisa Judge works as an anesthesiologist in Seattle, WA. She is professionally affiliated with VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Dr. Judge is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. 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's specialty is anesthesiology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College.

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

Dr. Roland Tam is an anesthesiology specialist. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Tam is an in-network provider for 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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