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Dr. John Melton, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Springfield, OR, with another office in Springfield, OR. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Melton is affiliated with Cottage Grove Hospital, Sacred Heart Medical Center At Riverbend and Peace Harbor Hospital. He speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. John Melton has the following 1 specialty and 1 board certification.


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

939 Harlow Rd
Springfield, OR 97477

3333 Riverbend Dr
Springfield, OR 97477

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