Houston anesthesiology

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Outpatient experience in anesthesiology

Specialty: Anesthesiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 78

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Type of Experience: Can be hands-on or observership depending upon your preferences and needs. Whenever possible, we recommend the hands-on experience but we realize that some students may be limited to observerships because of visa or other issues. Please note that observers do not have the full scope of responsibilities as those who are performing the hands-on rotation.

Where will the rotation take place: The outpatient experience will take place at multiple outpatient locations in Houston, including the preceptor's main center as well as ambulatory surgery centers. Transportation will be required to travel from one location to another. 

 

Hours: Monday - Friday 7 AM to 5 PM

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist. He has trained at multiple institutions, including Harvard University. At every stop of his career, he has been recognize for the quality of care he delivers. He has also performed research in the field, and has published and presented his work in scientific journals and at conferences.

 

He has an extensive background in teaching, having served as an Assistant Professor. He is the past recipient of a medical student teaching award for excellence in teaching as a resident. He is currently involved in teaching anesthesiology residents at Ben Taub Hospital. He holds staff appointments at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Providence Hospital of North Houston.

Patients presenting to his center often come in with headache, facial pain, joint pain (neck, back, peripheral), sciatica, and neuropathy. He uses cutting-edge treatments to manage these conditions in an evidence-based manner. Among the procedures that he performs include epidural steroid injections, joint injections, trigger joint injections, stellate ganglion blocks, trigeminal ganglion blocks and spinal cord stimulator placement. ​

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care. This includes the following:

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  • You will take patient histories.

  • You will perform physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write progress notes. 

  • You will have opportunities to observe procedures. 

  • You will have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will be involved in patient education.

  • You will spend time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

There may be opportunities to participate in projects to improve the practice. Examples include development of templates for note writing, and instructions for patients pre- and post-procedure.  Since this is a growing practice, there may also be opportunities to participate in social media marketing. Please note that the availability of the project is at the discretion of the preceptor. 

​Who should consider this rotation: IMGs seeking hands-on patient care experience in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.   

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​Will a letter of recommendation be offered: Yes, assuming that the IMG meets the expectations of the rotation. Dr. Desai will provide the physician with guidelines which will improve the quality of the letter.

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When is this rotation available: One spot is available every month. We are currently filling positions for 2019.

Outpatient experience in anesthesiology

Specialty: Anesthesiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 78

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​Where will the rotation take place: The outpatient experience will take place at multiple outpatient locations in Houston, including the preceptor's main center as well as ambulatory surgery centers. Extensive travel is required. A vehicle is highly recommended.  

 

Hours: Monday - Friday 7 AM to 5 PM

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist. He has trained at multiple institutions, including Harvard University. At every stop of his career, he has been recognize for the quality of care he delivers. He has also performed research in the field, and has published and presented his work in scientific journals and at conferences.

 

He has an extensive background in teaching, having served as an Assistant Professor. He is the past recipient of a medical student teaching award for excellence in teaching as a resident. He is currently involved in teaching anesthesiology residents at Ben Taub Hospital. He holds staff appointments at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Providence Hospital of North Houston.

Patients presenting to his center often come in with headache, facial pain, joint pain (neck, back, peripheral), sciatica, and neuropathy. He uses cutting-edge treatments to manage these conditions in an evidence-based manner. Among the procedures that he performs include epidural steroid injections, joint injections, trigger joint injections, stellate ganglion blocks, trigeminal ganglion blocks and spinal cord stimulator placement. ​

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care. This includes the following:

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  • You will take patient histories.

  • You will perform physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write progress notes. 

  • You will have opportunities to observe procedures. 

  • You will have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will be involved in patient education.

  • You will spend time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

There may be opportunities to participate in projects to improve the practice. Examples include development of templates for note writing, and instructions for patients pre- and post-procedure.  Since this is a growing practice, there may also be opportunities to participate in social media marketing. Please note that the availability of the project is at the discretion of the preceptor. 

​Who should consider this rotation: IMGs seeking hands-on patient care experience in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.   

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Will a letter of recommendation be offered: Yes, assuming that the IMG meets the expectations of the rotation. Dr. Desai will provide the physician with guidelines which will improve the quality of the letter. In some cases, the preceptor may ask the rotator to write a letter of recommendation draft. 

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During the rotation: Our team will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions during the rotation.

TESTIMONIALS

"The doctor is a great teacher. He has good interpersonal skills. He is very patient and nice to everyone he works with. I felt comfortable approaching him with questions and concerns, because he is knowledgeable and always willing to help. He will continue to explain things until I understand the information. He encouraged me to have more interaction with patients which strengthened my clinical skills. He provided the best pain medicine rotation experience."

Shaopeng (MD2B Connect Client)

"He is very nice. He has a lot of experience in pain management. He tries to let you feel very comfortable during the rotation."

Junior (MD2B Connect Client)

Houston anesthesiology #2

 

inpatient experience in anesthesiology

Specialty: Anesthesiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 85

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​Where will the rotation take place: The experience will take place two hours southwest of downtown Houston.

 

Hours: Monday - Friday (7:30 AM - End time varies depending upon last OR case)

What you will do: This is an inpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board certified anesthesiologist. After completing his anesthesiology residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, he has practiced for many years. In addition to delivering high quality patient care, he is committed to educating future physicians. He is involved in the education of family medicine residents. He is on staff at DeTar Healthcare System and at Citizen's Memorial Hospital. 

This rotation will take place in the hospital setting and at an outpatient surgery center. Please note that the preceptor takes call once per week as well as one weekend of the month. Rotators will have opportunities to take part in these calls. 

Among the cases you will take part in include orthopedic surgery, bariatric surgery, general surgery, and cardiovascular surgery. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care. This includes the following:

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  • You will take patient histories (preoperative).

  • You will perform physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will be present in the operating room. 

  • You will have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will be involved in patient education.

  • You will spend time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Please note that this will be a purely clinical experience. 

​Who should consider this rotation: IMGs seeking experience in anesthesiology.

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Will a letter of recommendation be offered: Yes, assuming that the IMG meets the expectations of the rotation. Dr. Desai will provide the physician with guidelines which will improve the quality of the letter. In some cases, the preceptor may ask the rotator to write a letter of recommendation draft. 

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During the rotation: Our team will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions during the rotation.

TESTIMONIALS

"The doctor is a great preceptor with broad knowledge base, best technical skills, fast-paced, high acuity, good communication skills and kind personality."

Xin (MD2B Connect Client)

"I do not have enough words to describe this doctor and what he does for the student...He tries to understand where you are and what you want to accomplish next...The doctor is professional and friendly with the staff and patients, has very good clinical knowledge, is willing to teach the student, ready to help with any student’s need, tries to understand you and your background in order to help you better...He is a sincere and humble person despite of all accomplishments of how an amazing physician he is. I will forever be grateful for this opportunity and remember his teachings."

Daniela (MD2B Connect Client)

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