AboutDr. Stephen Buchok Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lubbock, TX. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology and Psychiatry. Dr. Buchok is affiliated with University Medical Center, Lynn County Hospital District and Huntsville Memorial. He speaks English.
Dr. Stephen Buchok Jr 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.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
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Dr. Buchok is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
University Medical Center
602 Indiana Ave
Lubbock, TX 79415
Lynn County Hospital District
2600 Lockwood St
Tahoka, TX 79373
27 Years Experience
The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
Graduated in 1986
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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