Anesthesiologist Dr. Richard Bowe Discusses Technological Advances, Lessons From the Recession

In an interview with The Albany Herald, Richard Bowe, MD, senior vice president of physician practices with Phoebe Putney Health Systems in Albany, Ga., discussed his career, lessons from the recession and anesthesia-related technology.

Dr. Bowe said while his desire to become a physician stretches back as long as he can remember, his involvement in running Albany Anesthesia Associates gave him an appreciation for the business side of medicine. He said he saw the position at Phoebe Putney as an opportunity to help structure a group of physicians into an organization that would give physicians input into operational and strategic decisions.

He also discussed the effect of the recession, saying that the recession challenged providers to be as efficient as possible in order to meet the needs of patients regardless of their ability to pay. Efficiency allows a physician to make up for the decline in reimbursement.

Dr. Bowe said his favorite anesthesia-related gadget is the advancement in OR monitoring technology. Due to the ASA's efforts in patient safety, anesthesia providers have been able to leverage technology to create a safer patient environment in the OR.

Read the Albany Herald interview with Dr. Richard Bowe.

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