Dr. Joseph Osterkamp MD

  • Anesthesiology Elk Grove, CA

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About

Dr. Joseph Osterkamp, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Elk Grove, CA, with other offices in Sacramento, CA and Sacramento, CA. Their specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Osterkamp is affiliated with Methodist Hospital of Sacramento and University of California Davis Medical Center. They speak English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Joseph Osterkamp 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

5925 Bar Harbour Ct
Elk Grove, CA 95758

3315 Watt Ave
Sacramento, CA 95821

7500 Hospital Dr
Sacramento, CA 95823

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