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Every day, anesthesiologists provide life-saving care when patients need it most. They keep patients stable and safe through the administration of anesthesia and monitor vital signs and body functions. These physicians have the skills and training needed to intervene in case of an emergency during surgery.

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Types of Anesthesia Providers
Anesthesiologists are highly skilled medical doctors (M.D. or D.O.) who specialize in the field of Anesthesiology.
Physician-led Care
Physician-led care saves lives when critical decisions need to be made and there are only seconds to make them. With more than 10,000 hours of specialized medical education and training, anesthesiologists watch over you to monitor, protect and safeguard your vital life functions...
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The Medicine Abuse Project
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is proud to be a strategic partner of The Medicine Abuse Project campaign by The Partnership at Drugfree.org. The abuse of medicine is one of the biggest drug problems in the U.S. today.

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The ASA does not employ physician anesthesiologists on staff and cannot respond to patient inquiries regarding specific medical conditions or anesthesia administration. Please direct any questions related to anesthetics, procedures or treatment outcomes to the patient’s anesthesiologist or general physician.