IS THE PRIVATE PRACTICE OF ANESTHESIA DOOMED?

A question I’m frequently asked is: What is the future of private practice in anesthesiology? First off, let’s define “private practice.” The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines private practice as: “a professional business (such as that of a lawyer or doctor) that is not controlled or paid for by the government or a larger company (such […]

PREANESTHESIA CLEARANCE FROM PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS: TWO QUESTIONS

Many patients require preoperative clearance prior to surgery, especially patients with significant medical problems or at extremes of age. Preanesthesia evaluation reduces surgical and medical complications. Some health care systems run preoperative anesthesia clinics, where anesthesia professionals evaluate these patients prior to surgery. Such clinics can increase operating room efficiency and decrease day-of-surgery cancellations and […]

HOW TO DO CLINICAL RESEARCH

  Dr. John Brock-Utne’s Clinical Research, Case Studies of Successes and Failures is a unique and valuable addition to the medical literature, and a must-have handbook for medical school faculty members of all ages and seniority. Dr. Brock-Utne is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University, and an experienced and accomplished academician. […]