The Beginning: The DPI Story
In 2002, John Sikes, Jeff LeBlanc and Scott Sutton left West Jefferson Hospital in New Orleans and began offering contract anesthesia services throughout southern Louisiana. At that time, the staffing market for nurse anesthetists was volatile, providing the three...
Bringing a Family-Oriented Practice To a Family-Oriented Community
DPI Anesthesia proudly announces a partnership with Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center as their anesthesia provider. The Piedmont system consistently delivers the highest quality, safest, and patient-centered care and services, known as “The Piedmont Way.” While...
Spinal vs. General Anesthesia for Outpatient Total Joint Replacements
Total Joint Replacements (TJRs) are being done with increasing frequency in the outpatient setting. At our facility, we historically performed every TJR under spinal anesthesia and were very successful with this approach. However, our surgical team began to discuss...
Perks of W2 Employment for Anesthesiologists and CRNAs
Perks of W2 Employment for Anesthesiologists and CRNAs As the nationwide shortage of anesthesiologists and CRNAs continues, job offers for anesthesia providers become increasingly lucrative. If you are an anesthesia provider, you have likely stumbled across a job...
Nuances of Staffing and Managing an Ambulatory Surgery Center Anesthesia Department
Nuances of Staffing and Managing an Ambulatory Surgery Center Anesthesia Department For ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), choosing an anesthesia management company is an extremely important decision. Experience matters when it comes to managing an ASC anesthesia...
Five Questions with Tom Baribeault
Thomas Baribeault, DNP, CRNA practices at Southern Regional Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia where he is the clinical coordinator for nurse anesthesia residents doing general OR and obstetric rotations. He is also the founder of the Society for Opioid-Free...
Is Ofirmev (IV Acetaminophen) a Valuable Contributor to an Opioid-Sparing Anesthetic Technique?
A major focus in outpatient anesthesia has become opioid-sparing techniques to minimize the patient’s exposure to addictive opioid medications. Along with increasing the frequency of peripheral nerve blocks for postoperative pain, we have become more creative with...
Five Questions with Amy David, Our Longest Serving Anesthesia Provider
When I started with DPI, it was a very small company. The owners and managers worked as anesthesia providers alongside me. Over the years, DPI has flourished and expanded, but I believe they still treat their employees as coworkers.
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How Fast Can DPI Staff Our Facility?
A question that routinely arises when facilities are looking to transition their anesthesia services is, “How fast can you staff our facility?” Even in ideal situations, there are a few factors that must be considered prior to recruiting new providers.
Three Keys for a Hospital’s Smooth Transition to a New Anesthesia Group
There are three transitional elements a new anesthesia group should focus on to make the transition as smooth and seamless as possible. The first key is . . .
Anesthesia Billing: What Exactly IS the AD Modifier, and When Should it be Used?
Anesthesia billing has many unique facets that make it different from other medical specialty billing. One unique element is the use of modifiers. . .