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Dr. Greg Ruhland 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.
- Critical Care Medicine
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
- Back Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
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The short receptionist is very rude when dealing with patients and they have a sign that says Dr. Ruhland expects that patient treat the staff with respect but that seems comical to me when the receptionist is rude herself. My experience with the nurse and "bartender" went much better than my first consultation visit which did not include the posted sign to be respectful.
After going through three pages of forms, I waited really long to be seen by the assistant, she was thorough but the length of the appointment was exhausting and being in pain did not help. I was then scheduled for an appointment about a month away for a procedure. It is frustrating to wait that long when youre in pain. I hope my wait is not as long when I go for my procedure. In fact, I hope my pain is at a level that I wont need a procedure in a months time.
when i suffered badly with sciatic pain, and had gone thru thereapies and treatments which did nothing, Dr. Ruhland was the first doctor that actually listened to me and determined that the shot I needed for sciatic pain should be in the sacroiliac ragion instead of the spine, as I had never suffered from back pain. For four years i had no sciatic pain, but now I need to go to him once more, but have to get a referral instead of going directly to him.
Dr. Ruhland is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Hilo Medical Center
32 Years Experience
Graduated in 1981
Dr. Greg Ruhland accepts the following insurance providers.
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