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  • Aetna
  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • UPMC Health Plan

Doctors in Western Pennsylvania Anesthesia Associates Ltd

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Ratings & Comments

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The Overall Average Patient Rating of Western Pennsylvania Anesthesia Associates Ltd when asked is excellent. Western Pennsylvania Anesthesia Associates Ltd has been reviewed by 13 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Western Pennsylvania Anesthesia Associates Ltd as provided by patient reviews is 18 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.
    These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
    Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
    These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Western Pennsylvania Anesthesia Associates Ltd is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Ohio Valley General Hospital Mc Kees Rocks, PA 15136
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • West Penn Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • UPMC St Margaret Pittsburgh, PA 15215
  • Heritage Valley Sewickley Sewickley, PA 15143
  • Excela Health Frick Hospital Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
  • Westmoreland Hospital Greensburg, PA 15601
  • Sewickley Valley Hospital Sewickley, PA 15143
  • Western Pennsylvania Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • Forbes Regional Hospital Monroeville, PA 15146
  • Frick Hospital Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
  • Latrobe Area Hospital Latrobe, PA 15650
  • Westmoreland Regional Hospital Greensburg, PA 15601
  • LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh, Inc. Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
  • Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Select Specialty Hospital - Pittsburgh/U Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • UPMC Horizon Greenville, PA 16125
  • UPMC McKeesport McKeesport, PA 15132
  • UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Drexel University College Of Medicine
  • Temple University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Western Pennsylvania Anesthesia Associates Ltd is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Primary Care Hlth. Services GP. Prac.

    Group Practice

    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Health Associates of Western Pennsylvania PC

    Group Practice

    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Allergy and Asthma Associates of Pittsburgh

    Group Practice

    Pittsburgh, PA

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

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.