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Dr. John A Marta has the following 3 specialties
- Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine specialists are doctors who have extensive training in the use of nuclear substances, like radiation, to diagnose and treat certain illnesses.
These specialists perform diagnostic tests in which a small amount of a radioactive substance is injected into a vein, inhaled or taken orally by the patient. The radioactive substance then enables the nuclear medicine specialist to use a scanner to detect the radiation level in the part of the body being examined in order to create an image of it with a computer. The images tell the physician whether there are abnormal changes in metabolism which indicate whether a disease or injury is present. These tests are often used to detect cancer.
In addition to detecting cancer, substances like radioactive iodine can be either injected into the blood stream or taken orally to fight cancer and other diseases. After being ingested, the substance is absorbed by the thyroid gland and abnormal thyroid tissues are destroyed.
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.
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.
Dr. John A Marta has the following 1 expertise
Dr. John A Marta has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. John A Marta is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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I worked in the field of Occupational Therapy for many years. Working with physicians, and treating patients for pain, decreased function, and disease, illness, or injury related dysfunction. I had one epidural shot in my back before, and felt it was a positive experience. After reinjuring my back, I was refrred to Dr. Marta. At first I was ill at ease, but after talking with my husband who has neuro- specialty training, it reaffirmed what I really already knew to be true. My daughter went with me, and we were both put at ease from the moment we arrived. The staff at the hospital were awesome, making sure I headed the right direction. I missed one turn, but there was a caring staff member passing by that obviously knew we were unsure where to find that last turn. We signed in, helped out a cantankerous lock situation, sat down for about one minute, and were called to my appointment. Mary, the RN who was taking care of me stayed as a guide the whole time, so i was not getting shuffled between care providers. Very comforting! Dr. Marta came in and was comfortable to talk with, educating, funny, and with a great bedside manner, was incredibly professional! I only know two doctors that I feel are as competent! My husband, and the OB/GYN that delivered my son! This is the highest praise that could be given to a physician who I've seen only one time, who did an awesome job for me, and put my mind at ease! What good fortune to meet someone this excellent in his field of work, especially when it was on me! This is not a double thumbs up I give lightly being in my field, and knowing what good health care should be!
Im a chronic pain pt. under the care of Dr. John Tyler JR. but in 2009, I had my 2nd "Spontanious spinal fluid leak" (Something basically un-heard of). The result is that when you stand or sit up, your brain has NO FLUID to float in & basically hangs by nerve endings & blood vessels that tend to break resulting in a stroke or bleeding in the brain, I also had several episodes of passing out (the final 1 caused me to fall down a flight of stairs, break both legs & 1 arm). The ONLY time the pain stops is when you lay FLAT ON YOUR BACK, which I did for over 11 months as "Specialty treating physicians" (that's a joke) threw their hand in the air & said we don't know what to do!! As a trained medical specialist myself & as someone who had been through this before, I knew EXACTLY what to do, I just needed to find a Dr. to do it..... Dr. Marta to the rescue!!! When he heard about my case, he told me that his surgical schedule was full, but that he was going to make a miracle & turn a 24 Hr. day into a 25 Hr day to get me treated, & I was in surgery the very next day!! The treatment for this condition basically a blood transfusion into your spinal canal. DR. Marta EASLIY placed the spinal needle & then attempted to get blood from me to transfuse (this didn't work very well, because my chronic medical condition has left me with 0 veins, I can't even had normal labs drawn). After over 50 I.V. attempts only 4 ml's of blood had been drawn, & it was transfused into my back! Unfortunatly, the 4 ml's was NOT enough, but Dr. Marta called me that night & the next mornig to check on me, & re-scheduled me for a 2nd proceedure the next week!! The 2nd attemp went GREAT, I had a central I.V placed under my collar bone, & had the blood drawn 1st, was then put onmy side & had the spinal needle placed (AGAIN VERY EASILY) & that transfusion sucessfully stopped the spinal fluid leak, & ended almost 10 months of suffering. I'v now be refered to him again, & I KNOW I will be heard, & will receive GREAT care!! Thanks DR. Marta!! I know you have plans on retirement, but I hope it not too soon!! GOD BLESS!!
Dr. Marta expertise ended the excruciating pain I was having in my neck after months of physical therapy that didn't work. He is kind and caring. He answers his own messages, sets his own appointments, and is willing to be there for you in general as well as for pain issues. If you want the best of the best doctors to help you with alleviating your pain, Dr. Marta is who you want to see.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
Dr. Marta is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
- University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine
Uc Davis Medical Center
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Locations & DirectionsPikes Peak Anesthesia Associates Pc, 1227 Lake Plaza Dr Ste B, Colorado Springs, CO
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