Anesthesia and Pain Consultants only employs board eligible or board-certified anesthesiologists who demonstrate a passion for unparalleled, superior patient care. We also use rigorous credentialing standards to select our certified registered nurse anesthetists. These requirements are because we take quality and safety seriously. Our providers are exceptionally qualified to ensure best practice, safe, efficient, and friendly care for our patients, surgeons, and operating rooms.
Anesthesiologists undergo three to five years of extensive specialization training after completing their medical school training with a MD or DO degree. They then obtain a certification recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Our anesthesiologists are all board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. We also have members who have completed fellowship training or sub specialize in Critical Care, Pediatric Anesthesia, and Cardiac Anesthesia.
Nurse anesthetists are highly trained health professionals who obtain additional specialized training in the monitoring of patients and delivery of anesthesia. This training is accomplished after completing a bachelor’s level nursing degree by working in a critical care setting for a period of time. After completion of a two to four year specialized training course, a certification exam is administered to obtain the certified registered nurse anesthetist credentials. Our CRNAs are board certified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
Anesthesia and Pain Consultants is affiliated with the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM), and The College of Health Professions at Virginia Commonwealth University (CRNA program). By providing a training location for students in these programs, APC welcomes and nurtures medical students and students preparing for the anesthesia and pain management field.
APC member are active with the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, Patient Safety Foundation, and the International Anesthesia Research Society, Our members are active participants in many sub speciality societies including Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesiology, and Cardiac Anesthesia.