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About Dr. Ruben Koshy
Dr. Ruben Koshy, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Turlock, CA, with other offices in Newnan, GA and Stockton, CA (and 4 other locations). He has 8 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Dr. Koshy is affiliated with University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago. He speaks English.
Dr. Ruben Koshy 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.
- 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.
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Dr. Koshy is a wonderful physician! He isn't one of those type of pain doctors that tries to get me addicted to narcotics and he is one of the only doctors that could do procedures which actually relieved my pain. I am glad to say that I am finally able to get back to work after years of seeing doctors that didn't know how to do pain procedures properly. I am very impressed with his bedside manner because he explained things to me clearly and went over the procedure again when I had some questions. I don't see physicians like these anymore nowadays. He cares about me and I deeply respect him for that!
This physician clearly DID NOT communicate to me that he would NOT be rendering same treatment as my previous physician who retired from pain management (same medical group). I have been seeing the same physician for the last several years. prior to the MD retiring. I was re-assigned to Dr. Ruben Koshy MD by staff, my previous physicians treatment has worked extremely well, has kept me out of the hospital, and working full time for the last several years. This physician was distant, aloof, and quite frankly did not appear interested in my diagnosis or any input from myself or my husband, who was present during the pre-op examine. He did not examine, or touch my neck/back region, or ask me where my pain was during this introduction in the pre-op stage, nor did he mark the areas of concern. I was advised by my previous physician, that marking (felt tip marker) is important to do pre-op because once the sedation RX is administered the patient cannot communicate clearly as to where the pain is. Within 3 days of discharge from hospital (discharged same day of tx), I was aware that whatever tx he rendered did not work. The treatment was rendered at a hospital, so yes, ease of appointment, courteous staff and promptness by hospital staff members. In recovery room the RN thought I might need something for pain based on my pain scale, she said she would need an MD order to administer pain meds, he arrived and was clearly put out with her and me that he had to address my issue and stated "most of my patients never complain" he did authorize an RX for me reluctantly, but his body language said it all, I was alert and orientated x 3......well if he is a certified pain management physician then he should be aware that each patient is different, with different levels of pain, treatments, etc., and to group all patients into one "bowl" so to speak is unacceptable. The patient owns their pain, not the physician. Good luck to you patients, this is the first review I have ever done.........did some research today, his reviews were less than a "1" in the state of Georgia, he is now in California. I would have rated him less than a "1" but that was not an option. All I had communicated to him was I was requesting continuity of care as my previous physician, he has his own agenda and my input or my husbands input of what worked for me with my previous physician went by the wayside. He did his own thing....with NO regard to the retired physician who had created a treatment program that worked and was successful !
Dr. Koshy is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago
8 Years Experience
University of Illinois at Chicago
Graduated in 2005
Dr. Ruben Koshy accepts the following insurance providers.
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