AboutDr. Michael Behrens, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Salt Lake City, UT. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Behrens is affiliated with Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and St Mark's Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael Behrens has the following 2 specialties
- Critical Care Medicine
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
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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Dr. Behrens is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Primary Children's Medical Center
100 N Mario Capecchi Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
St Mark's Hospital
1200 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
University of Utah - Neuropsychiatric Institute
501 S Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Veterans Administration Medical Center
500 Foothill Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84148
23 Years Experience
George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
Graduated in 1994
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