AboutDr. Thomas Long, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Iowa City, IA, with another office in Albuquerque, NM. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology and Pediatrics. Dr. Long is affiliated with University of Iowa Children's Hospital and University of New Mexico Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Thomas Long has the following 2 specialties
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.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
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Dr. Long is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
University of Iowa Children's Hospital
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242
University of New Mexico Hospital
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
38 Years Experience
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1979