We all talk about finding the right doctor or surgeon and we also talk about how to choose the best doctor for ourselves and whether we have faith and trust in him. But, how many of us choose our Anesthesiologist/ or if you are in the UK your Anesthetist. After all when you go into the operating room your whole life is completely in their hands. Most doctors say that they work with very good anesthesiologists, but how many of us ever even see them well in advance of our surgery. Usually you don't know who it is until a person in scrubs and a surgical mask approaches you when you are on a gurney waiting to go into the OR to tell you that they will be putting you to sleep. We should perhaps be asking them if they will also be waking us up. Sadly we know far less about them that we do about our doctors and many of us don't seem to know too much about him either.
So how do you trust someone that you never really met with your life. It is an anomaly to me!
I was wondering what the thoughts would be on this matter as clearly it is a subject that is greatly overlooked?