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Jerome Adams, MD

Saved the life of a patient who had been shot more than 10 times.

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Patrick Allaire, MD

Saved a mother and child who suffered a life-threatening complication during childbirth.

Physician Story
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Jane Fitch, MD

Became a physician anesthesiologist after practicing as a nurse anesthetist so she could provide the complete, comprehensive care patients deserve.

Physician Story
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David Krhovsky, MD

Diagnosed serious internal bleeding in a patient after surgery.

Physician Story
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Sonya Pease, MD

Diagnosed a car accident patient as having collapsed lungs and was able to restart her breathing.

Physician Story
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Mary Dale Peterson, MD

Helped save a baby suffering from massive blood loss during a complicated surgery.

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Joel Zivot, MD

Poured buckets of ice over a patient experiencing seizures and prevented a serious brain injury.

Patient Story
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Stephanie Arnold

Stephanie Arnold's life was saved by two physician anesthesiologists when an emergency occurred during the birth of her son.

Physician Story
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Moltu Guy, M.D.

As physician anesthesiologists, we make difficult and potentially life-saving decisions every day, usually during surgery. But sometimes, we make the tough calls moments before surgery begins.

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Jeff Berger, M.D., M.B.A.

As a doctor, there’s nothing more rewarding than answering a call that results in a life saved, unless of course you’re confronted with the following situation…

Patient Story
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Physician Anesthesiologist Gives Artist Back Hand, Life and Passion

After a debilitating accident, Alanna thought her days as an artist were over. Pain specialist and physician anesthesiologist Dr. Razzak gave her back the ability to use her hand.