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Dr. Catherine Payson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tempe, AZ, with other offices in Tucson, AZ and Bakersfield, CA (and 4 other locations). She has 39 years of experience. Her specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Payson is affiliated with Valley Childrens Hospital, Tucson Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital. She speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Catherine Payson has the following 1 area of expertise, 1 specialty and 3 board certifications.


Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.


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Locations & Directions


2421 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282

Southern Arizona Anesthesia

3390 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719

420 34th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301

5700 E Pima St
Tucson, AZ 85712

6235 N Fresno St
Fresno, CA 93710

1351 E Spruce Ave
Fresno, CA 93720

9300 Valley Childrens Pl
Madera, CA 93636

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