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Our New Medical Blog, Allied Answers & Insights, Kicks Off!

Posted on 07/05/17 by Allied Anesthesia

The first post, written by Allied physician Dr. Peter Sawras, offers a bit of pre-surgery advice for patients

It’s official! Our new medical blog, Allied Answers & Insights, is live. If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t eat before surgery (and who hasn’t?), check out the very first post in the series right here. In the article, our very own Dr. Peter Sawras offers up the history behind the ban and gives all the good reasons for it. (more…)

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Carb Loading: Why Can’t You Eat Before Surgery?

Posted on 07/03/17 by Allied Anesthesia

Allied Answers & Insights

It’s the question we hear most: “Why can’t I eat before surgery?” It just so happens there are some really good reasons. Read on to find out!

By Allied Anesthesiologist Dr. Peter Sawras

In 1848 a pregnant woman went under anesthesia and died from aspiration. Yup, she had a meal before surgery and all that semi digested food ended up in the lungs. You are right, that is bad. (more…)

Dr. Lisa Wilson Receives Values in Action Award for Excellence

Posted on 06/06/17 by Allied Anesthesia

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St. Mary Medical Center has awarded Allied Anesthesiologist Dr. Lisa Wilson the Values in Action Award for Excellence—the hospital’s highest honor

We’re proud to announce that Allied Anesthesiologist Dr. Lisa Wilson is the recipient of this year’s Values in Action Award for Excellence from St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, the fine hospital where she practices regularly. The award is the highest honor the medical center’s administration gives its physicians. Dr. Wilson received the award at a ceremony at St. Mary Medical Center on May 17. (more…)

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Meet Our New Doctors

Posted on 05/09/17 by Allied Anesthesia

Our team is growing! We recently added eight new board-certified physicians in our Orange and Fullerton divisions. Many of the new doctors are fellowship trained in pediatric anesthesia or in regional anesthesia and acute pain management. (more…)

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Allied’s Own Dr. Paul Yost Named New Board Chair for CalOptima

Posted on 03/23/17 by Allied Anesthesia

We’re proud to announce that one of our leading physicians, Dr. Paul Yost, will begin serving as new board chair for Orange County health care system CalOptima on March 31. Dr. Yost will serve the remainder of soon-to-be former chair Mark Refowitz’s term, which runs through June 30 of this year, until another election is held. (more…)

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Allied Physician Brings Healing Through Medical Missions

Posted on 03/01/17 by Allied Anesthesia

Dr. Clifford Char, our colleague and friend—and LA Times’ “Unsung Hero” for 2016—has completed 25 medical mission trips around the globe since 1998.

As of 2016, Allied physician Clifford Char has completed 25 medical mission trips in underdeveloped nations, averaging more than one trip per year since 1998. Char was named the Los Angeles Times’ “Unsung Hero” for 2016. An article on the website features the details of his charitable work. Char has been an Allied Anesthesiologist since 2000. (more…)

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 7 Allied Docs Named 2017 Top Doctors

Posted on 02/07/17 by Allied Anesthesia

Orange County Medical Association and Orange Coast Magazine honored seven Allied Anesthesia physicians in January, naming the doctors to the highly publicized 2017 Top Doctors list.

Allied Anesthesia announced today that Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) chose seven of the group’s anesthesiologists as 2017 Top Doctors. The Top Doctors program is a collaborative effort between OCMA and Orange Coast Magazine. (more…)