Summit Anesthesia Assoc
- Anesthesiology |
- Radiology |
- Pain Management
- 33 Overlook Rd Summit, NJ 908-598-1500
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The Overall Average Patient Rating of Summit Anesthesia Assoc when asked is excellent. Summit Anesthesia Assoc has been reviewed by 55 patients. The rating is 4.7 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Summit Anesthesia Assoc as provided by patient reviews is 9 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
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 radiologist is a physician who specializes in the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries in patients.
The different types of medical imaging are X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
Radiologists are experts in these different types of tests and can advise a primary care doctor on which test is most appropriate in a specific case. These doctors also assist primary care doctors in analyzing the images produced by these tests in order to determine next steps necessary for treatment.
A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.
- Pain Management
- University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- Eastern Virginia Medical School
- University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
- University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
- Temple University School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- First Health
- Oxford Health
- HIP of NY
- Patients' Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Staten Island University Hospital - North Staten Island, NY
- Overlook Medical Center Summit, NJ
- St Peter's University Hospital New Brunswick, NJ
- University Hospital Newark, NJ
- Trinitas Regional Medical Center Elizabeth, NJ
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton Trenton, NJ
- HackensackUMC Hackensack, NJ
- NYU Langone Medical Center New York, NY
- The University of Vermont Health Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center Plattsburgh, NY
- Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center Brooklyn, NY
- HackensackUMC Mountainside Montclair, NJ
- Overlook Hospital Summit, NJ
- Union Hospital Union, NJ
- Huntington Hospital Huntington, NY
Information about group practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.
Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.
Benefits of Group Practice
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing