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    Dr. Andres Betts is an anesthesiologist in San Clemente, California and is affiliated with Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

    License and Certification

    California License – G055823
    Washington License – 27397
    Federal DEA Number – BB0440090
    Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners
    American Board of Anesthesiology Certification April 1990
    American Board of Pain Medicine Certification Feb 2000

    Education

    University of California San Francisco
    School of Medicine
    540 Parnassus Ave
    San Francisco, California 94143
    Doctor of Medicine, June 1984

    University of California San Diego
    9500 Gilman Dr
    La Jolla, California 92093
    Bachelor of Arts Biology, June 1979

    Graduate Training

    Fellowship Critical Care Medicine
    Veterans Administration Medical Centre
    Long Beach, California
    April – September 1988
    Director David Wong, M.D.

    Fellowship Obstetric Anesthesia
    University of California Irvine Medical Centre/
    Women’s Hospital Long Beach Memorial
    April – September 1987
    Directors: H.J. Choi, M.D. / Mohan Sidhu, M.D.

    Residency in Anesthesiology
    University of California Irvine Medical Centre
    101 City Dr South
    Orange, California 92668
    December 1985 – November 1988
    Chairman: Kevin K Tremper, Ph.D., M.D.

    Internship in General Surgery
    University of California San Diego Medical Centre
    200 West Arbor Dr
    San Diego, California, 92103
    Chairman: A.R. Moossa, M.D.

    Practice Experience

    PainMD Medical Associates, Inc, President
    665 Camino de los Mares, Suite 202
    San Clemente, CA 92673
    949-364-8959
    June 03 – present

    Full time solo practice specializing in interventional pain management, including epidural, transforaminal, selective nerve root, and face joint injections of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine; sympathetic block, stellate ganglion block, sacro-illiac joint, trigger point, radiofrequency lesioning/neuromodulation, chemical neuroablation, an Vertebroplasty.

    Director of Pain Services, San Clemente Community Hospital
    654 Camino de los Mares
    San Clemente, CA 92673
    Ph: 949-489-4587
    Fax: 949-489-4687
    9/03 – present

    PainRx, Inc; P.S., President
    1616 Cornwall Ave, Suite 205
    Bellingham, WA
    St Joseph Hospital
    Interventional Pain Management, performing over 1600 procedures per year.
    June 1999 – June 2004

    Bellingham Anesthesia Associates, Inc.
    Staff Anesthesiologist
    St Joseph Hospital
    Dept of Anesthesiology
    2901 Squalicum Pkwy
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    June 1990 – April 2001

    Anesthesia Medical Group, Inc
    Staff Anesthesiologist
    Riverside Community Hospital
    4445 Magnolia Ave
    Riverside, California 92501
    December 1988 – May 1990

    Medical/Administrative Contributions

    Chairman Department of Anesthesiology
    St Joseph Hospital
    Bellingham, Washington
    1993, 1994
    Vice-chairman 1995, 1996

    Anesthesia for the pregnant patient presenting for non-obstetric surgery
    St Joseph Hospital Medical Practice Guidelines developed and approved 1995

    Pain Management Credentials Criteria: JCAHCO
    Compliant – developed and approved for St Joseph Hospital Medical Staff, Bellingham, Washington, 2001 & updated 2003

    Pain Management Credentials Criteria: JCAHCO
    Compliant – developed and approved for San Clemente Community Hospital, San Clemente, California 3/04.
    Including Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty.

    Corporate Vice President

    Bellingham Anesthesia Associates
    1050 Larrabee Ave
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    1993 – 1996

    Expert Witness Experience
    Experienced as Expert Witness in Anesthesia and Pain Specialty related trial cases. Given depositions and testified at various trials for both defense and prosecution, in both criminal and civil cases.

    Research Experience

    Research Fellow
    University of California San Diego Medical Centre
    Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
    San Diego, California
    June 1985 – November 1985
    Director: Richard M. Peters, M.D.

    Medical Student Research Fellowship
    University of California San Francisco Medical Centre
    Department of Microbiology and Tumour Virology
    San Francisco, California
    June 1981 – June 1982
    Director: J. Michael Bishop, M.D.

    Research Associate
    University of California San Francisco
    Laboratory of Radiobiology
    San Francisco, California
    July 1979 – June 1980
    Director: Harvery M. Patt, Ph.D.

    Research Assistant
    Salk Institute
    Tumour Virology Laboratory
    La Jolla, California
    September 1977 – June 1980
    Director: Walter Echart, Ph.D.

    Research Assistant
    Cancer Biology Research Laboratory
    Stanford University
    Stanford, California
    June – September 1977
    Director: Henry S. Kaplan, M.D.

    Presentations

    Human Evolution
    “Natural selection and the African/non-African genetic dichotomy”
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories
    Cold Spring Harbor, New York
    Presentation of abstract at international conference on Human origins and evolution
    October 1999

    Human Evolution
    “Mongoloid Origins Out of Africa”
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories
    Cold Spring Harbor, New York
    Presentation of abstract at international conference on Human origins and evolution
    April 1997

    Western Anesthesia Resident Conference
    “Massive hemorrhage secondary to D.I.C. following cardio-pulmonary bypass successfully treated with Desmopressin Acetate and conjugated estrogen”
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Presentation of Abstract
    May 1988

    Western Medical Student Research Forum
    “Macrophages resistant to transformation when infected with Rous Sarcoma Virus produce high level of src protein”
    Carmel, California
    Presentation of abstract
    February 1982

    Lectures

    “Physiology of Jurassic Giants”
    St Joseph Hospital Medical Staff
    Bellingham, Washington
    November 1996

    “Mongoloid Origins of Africa”
    Western Washington University
    Department of Asian Studies/Anthropology
    Guest Lecture
    Bellingham, Washington
    March 1998

    “Heterosexual Transmission of HIV”
    St Joseph Hospital Medical Staff
    Bellingham, Washington
    Guest Lecture (CME credit)
    January 2001

    “Avalanche Safety and Awareness”
    Otolaryngology Winter Conference
    Chateau Whistler Resort, British Columbia,
    Guest Lecture, Feb 2000

    “Survival Skills for Skiing and Snowboarding in Avalanche Country”
    Community Service Lecture
    Sportsman Chalet, Bellingham, Washington
    November 1999 & 2000

    “What a Pain Specialist Can Offer Your Patients”
    San Clemente Community Hospital
    San Clemente, CA
    CME Lecture for Medical Staff
    10/03

    Publications

    Betts, A. Combined Fluoroscopic and Nerve Stimulator Technique for Injection of the Piriformis Muscle.
    Pain Physician 2004, 7:279-281.

    Betts A. Risk of HIV contact among males utilizing female sex workers: a quantitative model.
    In review

    Betts A. Role of semen in the female-to-male transmission of HIV. Annals of Epidemiology, Feb 2001; 11(2): 154-155

    Betts A. Natural selection and the African/non-African Genetic Dichotomy. Abstracts: Human & Evolution, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, April 1993:13

    Betts A., Eggan J.R. Unilateral pulmonary edema with interscalene block. Anesthesiology 1998; 88(4): 1113 – 1114

    Betts A. Mongoloid origins out of Africa. Abstracts: Human Evolution, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories,
    October 1997: 77.

    Betkowsky A., Newman R., Ott R., Tremper K.K. Massive hemorrhage secondary to D.I.C. following cardio-pulmonary bypass successfully treated with Desmopressin Acetate and conjugated estrogen. Abstracts: 26th Annual Western Anesthesia Conference, May 1988

    Betkowsky A., Bishop J.M., Opperman H. Macrophages resistant to transformation when infected with Rous Sarcoma Virus produce high levels of src protein. Clinical Research, Feb 1982; 30(1): 68A

    Interests

    Member Mt Baker Ski Patrol 1990-1996
    Ski Patrol certified in avalanche rescue, mountaineering and high angle rescue.
    Skied extensively throughout North America, France, Italy; Las Lenas and Bariloche Argentina; Portillo and Valle Nevado, Chile.
    Experienced at Mountain and Rock Climbing Achieved level 5.11b
    Also enjoy surfing, wake-boarding, mountain biking and soccer.
    Guitarist – electric, acoustic and classical. Played professionally in various bands.
    Paleo-anthropology and Physical Anthropology – studied independently and participated in several international conferences.
    Cosmology and Astrophysics – completed one year course in Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Western Washington University
    Bellingham, Washington
    1999-2000.
    Instructor: Richard Vawter, Ph.D.

    Memberships

    American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
    Washington Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
    American Academy of Pain Medicine
    American Society of Anesthesiologists
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine Alumni
    U.C. San Diego Alumni

    Personal

    Married to Robin Betts, planning to start a family
    Born September 27, 1956 in Santiago, Chile
    Immigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area at age of two,
    Shortened my last name from Betkowsky to Betts after going into private practice- for patient convenience.
    Fluent in Spanish.

     

    Kathy Won
    Kathy Won
    07:17 10 Nov 19
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    Ev
    Ev
    15:25 26 Oct 17
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