I am a full-time clinical anesthesiologist in Chico, California. As the county hospital for Butte County, I see a broad variety of patients from my community and from the surrounding area as they present. I see for everything from scheduled routine procedures to very complex emergencies.
I completed a fellowship in cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesia from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, at the time one of the busiest such fellowships in the United States. While there I was able to train with some of the most prominent intra-operative echocardiographers in the country. At the end of that training, and after further [...]
Being involved with the patient population that presents for the level of care that these procedures involve means doing a larger number of invasive vascular access procedures. It further means that the techniques necessary to provide that care are studied and practiced much more frequently than they might be in a patient population with less [...]
TEE is a monitor that uses sound-waves to image the beating heart and assess the function of the muscle, the chambers, and the valves. I use it during every cardiovascular case in which I’m involved as a routine monitor. Occasionally, however, I’m called upon to use it while taking care of patients who are having [...]
While not formally part of a residency training program, I am still involved with teaching students airway management techniques. I am involved with the information technologies department as we implement and upgrade our electronic medical records. I have served as a clinical officer in our group where I worked to improve our department’s ability to [...]
Locum Tenens refers to a temporary work assignment of physicians – such as vacation coverage, maternity leave, or a variety of other reasons. Having worked in multiple facilities, with multiple surgeons, and with many different patient populations, I have come to appreciate both the similarities and the subtleties of anesthesia practice.
I have active licenses in Texas, Georgia, Missouri, and California. In the past I have also worked in Pennsylvania and Tennessee as a Locum’s provider.
As part of my training, I have provided anesthesia care for both organ donors and for their recipients. I continue to be actively involved with this process in northern California where I provide compassionate care to those patients who chose to make that gift.
On a daily basis my practice sees a variety of general, ENT, OB-GYN, neurosurgical, orthopedic, colo-rectal, vascular, urologic, thoracic, and cardiac surgical cases. While I am on call, I routinely see any of the above along with acute trauma cases.
I see a variety of patients in my practice. Although as the population continues to advance in age and in the number of co-morbid conditions, I see an increasing number of less healthy patients. For a variety of reasons, I see more patients with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and degenerative diseases of the spine and [...]