- United Healthcare
Doctors in Winchester Anesthesiologists, I.
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.
Winchester Anesthesiologists, I. is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Warren Memorial Hospital Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
- Winchester Medical Center Winchester, VA 22601
- Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center Richmond, VA 23249
- Woodland Heights Medical Center Lufkin, TX 75904
- Winchester Medical Center Inc Winchester, VA 22601
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
- Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
- Ohio State University College Of Medicine
- Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
- Wake Forest University School Of Medicine
- Drexel University College Of Medicine
- Tulane University School Of Medicine
- Des Moines University
- West Virginia University School Of Medicine
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.