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About Dr. Paul Fullerton
Dr. Paul Fullerton, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Fe, NM. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Fullerton is affiliated with Presbyterian Hospital, St Vincent Hospital and SF Pain and Spine Specialists PC. Dr. Fullerton has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Paul Fullerton has the following 2 specialties
- Pain Management
A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.
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.
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he is a great dr. i go 2c him every four months for my pain. before i saw him could hardly walk, sit, or lay down for more than 20mins. on a pain scale of 1-10 1 being low n 10 being high i spent my days as a 7-8. it was getting so bad i would hardly more. now i am a 2-3 in pain. considering what i use to be this is heaven. they are understanding at this office. i have a fear of needles. they don't make me feel silly for being scared. he is a great dr. one of the nicest ones i have ever meet. :)
Patients' Choice Award (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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (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.
Dr. Fullerton is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
St Vincent Hospital
SF Pain and Spine Specialists PC
CHRISTUS St. Vincent
28 Years Experience
Oklahoma State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Dr. Paul Fullerton accepts the following insurance providers.
- First Health PPO
Locations & Directions1631 Hospital Dr, Santa Fe, NM
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