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Doctors in First Colonies Anesthesia

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The Overall Average Patient Rating of First Colonies Anesthesia when asked is excellent. First Colonies Anesthesia has been reviewed by 9 patients. The rating is 3.6 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at First Colonies Anesthesia as provided by patient reviews is unknown. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

1 specialty

  • Anesthesiology

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    First Colonies Anesthesia is affiliated with the following hospital

  • Suburban Hospital Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
  • New York University School Of Medicine
  • Ross University School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    First Colonies Anesthesia is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Bethesda, MD.

  • Bethesda Emergency Associates Llc

    Group Practice

    Bethesda, MD

  • Sheppard Pratt Physicians Pa

    Group Practice

    Bethesda, MD

  • Inpatient Specialists

    Group Practice

    Bethesda, MD

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.