Dr. Joel Spencer MD

  • Anesthesiology Point Mugu Nawc, CA

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Dr. Joel Spencer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Point Mugu Nawc, CA, with another office in San Diego, CA. He has 11 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Spencer is affiliated with Va San Diego Medical Center (Visn 22) and Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center/Kaiser Foundation. He speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Joel Spencer has the following 2 areas of expertise and 1 specialty.


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

Point Mugu Medical

Point Mugu Nawc, CA 93042

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center/Kaiser Foundation

4647 Zion Ave
San Diego, CA 92120

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