Allied MD Writes for WebMD Network

Posted on 07/13/15 by Allied Anesthesia

Allied Anesthesiologist Lynnus Peng, MD, is a medical author on, part of the WebMD network.  Dr. Peng wrote’s article on Outpatient Surgery. Peng’s article explains the process of outpatient surgery, from preparation and testing through the actual surgery and post-surgical recovery.  For patients with an upcoming outpatient procedure, the article can help to inform about […]

Looking Forward to a New Year with Optimism

Posted on 01/23/15 by Allied Anesthesia

Happy New Year! As we move forward into a new year, we hope to improve our services, and continue to provide the best health care for our patients. Every year, our physicians work with children from Children’s Hospital of Orange County and at other area hospitals taking care of young patients. We have gathered our […]

Allied Physicians Honored by Nurses

Posted on 06/24/14 by Allied Anesthesia

The nursing staff at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange honored Allied Anesthesia physicians Frank Sweeny and Phillip Richardson during National Nurses Week in May. Due to their incredible leadership and collaboration, Drs. Richardson and Sweeny received the 2014 M.D. Friend of Nursing award. Dr. Richardson’s contributions to the hospital include helping the nursing team to […]

Allied Physicians Go Where Help Is Needed

Posted on 02/01/14 by Allied Anesthesia

Recently, Dr. Armen Chalian returned from Armenia where he volunteered to provide anesthesia services for pediatric reconstructive surgeries. Chalian was part of a 17-member team of doctors and nurses from across the country on the 10-day medical mission sponsored by Plasticos Foundation of Orange County, California. The team taught and supervised residents, screened more than 120 […]

A Grateful Patient Thanks an Allied Physician

Posted on 10/24/13 by Allied Anesthesia

The pain of a herniated disc can be devastating, and the procedure to get it repaired can be daunting and scary. Thanks to dedicated doctors, for one patient, the process was positive, simple and life changing. A female patient wrote a glowing email to St. Joseph’s hospital to thank both her surgeon, Dr. Jeffery Deckey, […]

Allied Anesthesia Helps Out Close to Home

Posted on 08/01/13 by Allied Anesthesia

At Allied Anesthesia we value every member of our community. That’s why when an opportunity arrises where we can improve the health of our community, our physicians are eager to lend a helping hand. Every year since 2007, the non-profit organization, AccessOC  has worked to provide more than 400 uninsured patients with minor surgeries. Talented […]

Allied Anesthesia Team Members Continue to Make a Difference

Posted on 06/24/13 by Allied Anesthesia

There is no better feeling than helping someone in need. It’s one of the many reasons we physicians go into our line of work. Helping children whose families struggle to provide a simple, but life-changing, operation, is even more rewarding. Although it’s not the first time members of Allied Anesthesia have provided for those in […]

Allied Anesthesia Excels in Teaching and Providing Excellent Care

Posted on 04/18/13 by Allied Anesthesia

Allied Anesthesia physician, Dr. Thanh Tran was recently recognized as a 2013 Leader in Oral Health by Healthy Smiles for Kids. Ten years ago, Healthy Smiles for Kids, a non-profit organization, began providing education and dental care to thousands of Orange County children. The program works with USC and CHOC to increase the number of […]

Patient Safety Awareness Week Advice

Posted on 03/21/13 by Allied Anesthesia

For the anesthesiologists at Allied, our patient’s safety and comfort is a top priority. In addition to administering anesthesia in the operating room, the anesthesiologist monitors a patient’s heart rate and breathing during surgery and provides medication and methods to handle pain post operation. Most patients are a little nervous prior to a medical procedure. […]

Volunteering with Operation Smile

Posted on 12/13/12 by Allied Anesthesia

Many members of Allied Anesthesia volunteer their services locally and internationally. Recently, several anesthesiologists from our team participated in the annual Access OC event, This local organization provides medical care to Orange County’s most vulnerable residents. Another organization Allied Anesthesia is proud to work with is Operation Smile. As we’ve posted in earlier blogs, Operation […]