"On Sept.13th, I saw Dr. Ariana Nelson and her staff for a trimergial nerve injury which had been causing me gut wrenching headaches, loss of appetite and borderline despair for almost 9 months
My quality of life was deteriorating and I was beginning to panic that what my life would look like.
Upon visiting the Gottschalk center I immediately noticed how upbeat and friendly the entire staff is..from receptionist to staff to the doctors there a camaraderie..as if there a esprit de corps "We are here to heal" echoing thru the halls.
Upon entering the exam room, Dr Nelson's staff member took copious notes while asking precise and informed questions and giving me ample time to explain the nuances of what I was experiencing.
Then Dr. Nelson (after explaining what was about to happen in a calm compassionate manner) she administered the procedure (nerve block in my left check).
I then remained still until her assistant came in and went thoroughly thru what I may experience for the next few days and scheduled a next appt.
Dr. Nelson is a first-rate physician and compassionate human being (as are her staff) reflects in her care for her patients
Thank you Dr. Nelson and Staff!
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:
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.