Founded in 1991, Providence Anesthesiology Associates (PAA) is an independent practice of more than 65 anesthesiologists. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, we provide unparalleled anesthesia and perioperative care at a growing list of hospitals and healthcare facilities across the state, serving more than 100,000 patients annually. Our physicians are among the elite in their field, specializing in areas including pediatric anesthesiology, cardiovascular anesthesiology, orthopedic anesthesiology and pain management, among others. PAA provides uncompromising quality in all aspects of patient care by practicing in an evidence-based fashion, measuring our outcomes, and continuously striving to improve those outcomes.
We’ve implemented a patient-centered model to maximize both patient safety and satisfaction. Our care extends beyond the traditional intra-operative arena, as we believe truly comprehensive patient care includes the entire perioperative spectrum, not just the surgery. We connect with our patients from day one, beginning with their decision to have surgery and spanning all the way through recovery and to their return to normal activity.
Keeping Anesthesiology Private.
Our practice is rooted in the belief that the independent physician practice drives the highest levels of productivity, creativity, professionalism and clinical excellence. It’s something every anesthesiologist at PAA is passionate about, and we wholeheartedly encourage other practices to maintain their autonomy. In January 2016, we launched a movement to “Keep Anesthesiology Private.” It’s a concerted effort to preserve our specialty and help private practices not just survive, but thrive. This movement brings together like-minded physicians and healthcare professionals who believe, like us, that the corporate and hospital-owned anesthesia models fail. There is strength in numbers, and through physician collaboration, we believe we can all help each other stand firm—and keep from surrendering to the mega-groups, hospitals and publicly owned corporations. We are stronger, together.