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About

Dr. Joel Smith, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Portland, ME, with another office in Augusta, ME. He has 10 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Maine General - Augusta, MAINEGENERAL MEDICAL CENTER - Augusta and Mainegeneral Medical Center. He speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Joel Smith has the following 1 specialty and 1 board certification.

Anesthesiology

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

22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME 04102

35 Medical Center Pkwy
Augusta, ME 04330

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