Get to know Anesthesiologist Dr. Kenneth C. Lewis, who serves patients in Fruita, Colorado.
Dr. Lewis has been treating patients with chronic pain in Western Colorado and surrounding states since 2004. He is the Founder and President of Western Rockies Interventional Pain Specialists.
He takes great care to assure that his patients understand as much as possible about the pathology causing their chronic pain and the therapies that will be offered in an attempt to treat their pain.
“Patients and primary-care physicians need to know that there are a multitude of non-narcotic, noninvasive treatments now available for the treatment of all kinds of pain conditions. I like spending time with patients, listening to their concerns and connecting with them as people. My staff and I prefer to treat patients like family. Because people in pain need more than medical support – they need emotional support, compassion and pain relief” expressed the doctor.
Before embarking on his professional journey, Dr. Lewis obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in Chemistry and Zoology from Northern Arizona University in 1986. While working on a master’s degree in neurophysiology at Northern Arizona University he was accepted to medical school and finished his medical degree at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1990. He finished his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Arizona in 1994.
In pursuit of clinical excellence, he is board-certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). As the certifying body for anesthesiologists since 1938, the ABA is committed to partnering with physicians to advance lifelong learning and exceptional patient care. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology.
Upon completing his education, Dr. Lewis practiced cardiac anesthesiology and was president of Tulsa Anesthesiologist Inc. for the next 10 years. After this, he moved his family to Western Colorado — where he grew up as a child — and has been providing medical care here since that time.
Currently, he is the Director of the Outpatient Procedure Center at Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center where he is also the Acting Director of the Department of anesthesiology. He enjoys teaching other physicians how to treat chronic pain with a wide variety of interventions.
On a professional level, Dr. Lewis is the President of the Colorado chapter of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and is an active member of the International Anesthesia Research Society, the International Spine Intervention Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Medical Association, the Western Slope Study Group (board of directors), the Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists, the Colorado State Medical Association, and the Mesa County Medical Society.
Anesthesiology is the medical specialty concerned with the total perioperative care of patients before, during, and after surgery. It encompasses anesthesia, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine, and pain medicine. Anesthesiologists have the primary responsibility of monitoring the patient’s vital signs during surgery. In addition to basic measurements such as pulse, blood pressure, and temperature, they measure the patient’s respiration.
In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, bow hunting, rock climbing, and spending time on a variety of outdoor projects.
Learn More about Dr. Kenneth C. Lewis:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/1724439-Kenneth-Lewis-anesthesiologist-Fruita-CO-81521 or through Western Rockies Interventional Pain Specialists, https://www.westernrockiespainmanagement.com/meet-our-providers/
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