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Matthew Townsley MD
Specializes in Cardiac Anesthesiology
Address: 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35218
Clinical Interests: echocardiogram (echo), medical education
Dr. Vipul M. Shah M.D.
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive, Homewood, AL 35209
Jose C. Humanez MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 619 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35218
Phone: 205-447-0649
Thomas J. Kraus DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 513 Brookwood Boulevard, Homewood, AL 35209
Jack Harold Crawford III PHD, M.D.
Specializes in Cardiac Anesthesiology
Address: 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35218
Dr. Mary Elaine Gutzke M.D.
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 701 SW Princeton Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35211
Michael A. Froelich MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35218
Dennis D. Doblar MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1802 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Dr. Mark Stanley Baker MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1919 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209
Phone: 205-930-2781
Travis Whitmore Defreese MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 1600 S 7th Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35233
William King Wood M.D.
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 625 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Jacob Lessing M.D.
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 625 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Dr. Kenneth Alan Carlson MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 1919 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209
Phone: 205-930-2781
Dr. Oliver B. Ware M.D.
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1919 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209
Phone: 205-930-2781
Stephen Wayne Starling Jr. M.D
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1919 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209
Phone: 205-930-2781
Dr. Brian Edward Campbell MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 1919 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209
Phone: 205-930-2781
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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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