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Anesthesiologists focus on patient safety
San Francisco Chronicle

If a patient’s relationship with his primary care physician is, ideally, like a long and satisfying marriage, the bond with his anesthesiologist is more like a summer fling, says Dr. Jeffrey Swisher.

“It’s a short, but very intensive relationship. Kind of like the guy you meet in Italy one summer and never forget,” said Swisher, president of the anesthesia group at California Pacific Medical Center. “It’s a very intimate kind of specialty.”