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Some concerned about Kaweah Delta Health Care District’s decision to change anesthesiologists
Visialia Times-Delta

Kaweah Delta Health Care District’s decision to contract with a New York-based medical group known for largely using nurse anesthetists instead of doctors to provide anesthesia has raised concerns among some Valley doctors.

“The big fear is you have people inadequately trained taking care of patients and patients are exposed to risk or harm,” said Dr. Clifton Van Putten, a Fresno-based anesthesiologist and the Central Valley district director for the California Society of Anesthesiologists.

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