"STAY AWAY FROM DR LEWIS!!
I ended up being admitted to the hospital thru the ER with a potentially fatal condition as the result of an interaction between a medicine he prescribed me another medicine he knew I was currently taking.
He dismissed me from his practice based on inaccurate information from the mishandling of urine specimens in his office, without warning, and stopped my medication immediately. I became violently ill from withdrawal. He refused to speak to me to explain how he came to his decision and to discuss the legal continuance of my medicine for 30 days, despite 11 attempts, verbal and written, to speak with him. His LVN did not return calls labeled "urgent." Once, I called his office in tears and asked the receptionist to pass a message on to Dr Lewis-"Please ask Dr Lewis, I'm begging for compassion. Please have mercy on me." He would not speak to me.
His staff is rude and disrespectful -traits that come straight from the top in the office.
He released another, former, patients' medical records to me.
It took 72 days to get a complete copy of my medical records ( the legal time limit is 14 days). My records were inaccurate and incomplete, even going so far as to Dr Lewis not dictating the reason for my dismissal, dates and times of events had been changed. They were in total disarray.
I could keep going, but the pattern of unprofessional behavior is obvious. Going to Dr Lewis would be taking a HUGE risk with your health. I wouldn't recommend Lewis Pain Management to my worst enemy!
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.