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What is an anesthesiologist?

Rick Sayegh
Rick Sayegh on behalf of MDLIVE
Internal Medicine
An anesthesiologist is a doctor who went to four years of medical school, then completed a medical internship and subspecialty training in the medical field of anesthesiology.
An anesthesiologist is a doctor who specializes in giving drugs or other agents to prevent or relieve pain during surgery or other procedures being done in the hospital.

This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute.

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