I want to provide each patient with an experience where they feel safe and cared for. Having an anesthetic for a procedure can be overwhelming. I treat every patient as if they were my own family member, with meticulous attention paid to all aspects of their anesthetic care.
A good friend was diagnosed with breast cancer many years ago at a very young age. I realized how much patients go through and how vulnerable people are during their treatment. Compassion and small caring gestures go a long way.
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I am an anesthesiologist who sees patients at UW Medical Center – Montlake.
Anesthesia is a very important part of a patient's care as they receive procedures and treatments. My favorite moment is when the anesthetic is complete and a patient is in the recovery room smiling, relaxed and ready to go home to heal and rest. I feel fulfilled knowing I have helped a patient through a difficult time and tried to make it better and, most of all, safe.
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