Doctors in Riverview Health Institute
- Dr. Jinyun Wu MD Internal Medicine Dayton, OH
- Dr. Steven Mayo MD Anesthesiology Dayton, OH
- Dr. Lawrence Rothstein MD Anesthesiology Youngstown, OH
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.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Riverview Health Institute is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Aurora Lakeland Medical Center Elkhorn, WI 53121
- Aurora Medical Center Kenosha Kenosha, WI 53142
- Aurora Medical Center of Washington County Hartford, WI 53027
- Aurora Psychiatric Hospital Milwaukee, WI 53213
- Aurora Sinai Medical Center Milwaukee, WI 53233
- Aurora West Allis Medical Center Milwaukee, WI 53227
- Memorial Hospital Corp of Burlington Burlington, WI 53105
- Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH 44195
- Dearborn County Hospital Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
- Grant Medical Center Columbus, OH 43215
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.