About Dr. Carol First

Dr. Carol First, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Sherman Oaks, CA. She has 45 years of experience. Her specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. First is affiliated with West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. She speaks English.

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2 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Carol First is Good. Dr. Carol First has been rated by 2 patients. From those 2 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Carol First is 3.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


14257 Roblar Pl
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 986-7242

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Dr. Carol First has the following 1 specialty

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Carol First has the following 1 expertise

  • Anesthesia


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Five Stars

Dr. First was the anesthesiologist assigned to me during a recent cataract operation. She was kind, caring and spent time talking to me prior to the operation so that I wouldn't panic. She helped me through the difficult pre-operation time and stayed with me afterwards to make sure that I was feeling ok and that everything went well. Very unusual for an anesthesiologist

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i had the unfortunate scheduling by the west hills hosp to have dr. first assigned to my surgery. she was angry, cold, belittling and uncaring. unsure of her compatency.. except i'm still hear to warn others to try to get a diffent anesthesiologist.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. First is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    45 Years Experience

  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Lac Usc Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

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CAROL FIRST MD, 14257 Roblar Pl, Sherman Oaks, CA
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