Dr. Mark Newman

Anesthesiology
Kirkland, WA
38 years experience male

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Office

Kirkland, WA

Address

12040 NE 128th Street, null, Kirkland, WA
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Thursday: 0000am - 2400am
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Woodway, WA

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Specialties
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Anesthesiology

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46 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Neck lump: Any prolonged, suspicious lump should be examined by your physician. The list of potential differential diagnosis is quite extensive and best handl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Awake colonoscopy: It is possible but in my experience most people prefer at least minimal IV sedation as the procedure may be uncomfortable due to mostly the colonic di... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Fentanyl detox: Typically a slow fentanyl taper would not require hospitalization but would be recommended to be done under close supervision of a physician trained i... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
MH: Malignant hyperthermia is an inherited disease involving a pathophysiologic defect in the excitation-contraction coupling of skeletal muscles, exposu... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Midazolam: I use Midazolam routinely on a daily basis. Used appropriately and judiciously it is an excellent addition to to armamentarium of a skilled anesthesi... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Opiates: I am not aware of particular nutrient deficits caused by opioid addiction other than often patients with addiction to drugs/alcohol have a poor nutrit... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Methadone: Given the characteristics of Methadone pharmacologically and its typical utilization in a chronic pain setting, weaning a patient from Methadone shoul... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Regional anesthesia: A regional anesthetic (spinal, epidural, extremity block) is anesthetizing a region of the body using local anesthetic. Surgery may be done under reg... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Knee arthroscopy: Arthroscopy may be performed under local anesthesia, local anesthesia w/ sedation, spinal/epidural or general anesthesia. Much will depend on surgeon... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Indomethacin: It is not uncommon to use opioids such as hydrocodone in combination with adjuvant analgesics such as Indomethacin which is a non-steroidal anti-infla... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Sedation: Typical medications used for colonoscopy are Midazolam (versed), fentanyl (sublimaze) and Propofol (diprivan). While other medications are used, thes... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Post-op pain: Usually patient's will require some type of analesic's post-operatively. It is very common for surgeon's to prescribe this type of medication (trade ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
PHN: Typically nerve block are performed with local anesthetics and may have steroid added for anti-inflammatory effect. The duration of effect is extreme... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Oxycodone: Oxycodone has a relatively short half-life. As such it would be unlikely it would show up in a drug assay but impossible to say with absolute certain... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Anesthesia: Nausea and vomiting post-operatively is multifactorial. Much will depend on the type of surgery you had, what post-op medications you are taking and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Bone marrow biopsy: Most certainly sedation is a possibility during a bone marrow biopsy. Although the procedure is very short, it can be painful. Short acting sedation... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
General anesthesia : Rest assured that general anesthesia is extremely safe when performed by an accredited practitioner in a properly accredited institution. Literally ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Fertility: If she is otherwise of normal fertility and health, chronic opioid use would not alter her fertility. If she suffers from poor nutrition or otherwise... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Epidural: Not knowing the specifics of your history or your medical condition, it would be remiss to criticize your anesthesiologist in my opinion. Certainly m... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Perioperative Rx: The practice of medicine dealing with but not limited to providing insensibility to pain during surgical, obstetric, therapeutic and diagnostic proced... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Anesthesiology: Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine specializing in the use of pharmacologic agents to control and minimize the experience of painful stimuli d... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Anesthesia: Anesthetic drugs are of several different pharmacologic profiles including volatile anesthetics, opioids, sedative/hypnotics, and paralyzing agents. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Gastroparesis: The primary risk of gastroparesis is apiration during induction or emergence from anesthesia if stomach contents were to reflux into the esophagus. S... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Aortic stenosis: I would recommend you get your guidance from a board certified cardiologist familiar with you case. Preferably they would have access to your history... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Local anes. allergy: An allergy or allergic reaction to the local anesthetic lidocaine. There are 2 basic types of local anesthetic. Lidocaine is a member of the amide ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Epidural risks: Properly performed, the risks from having an epidural are very low. My routine discussions with patient's about epidural risks include the risk of in... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Deep peroneal block: I would be hesitant to consider a "permanent" type of block or ablation as long term deficits from a sensory and motor standpoint could result. Consu... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Migraines: Typically patient's receiving sedation for colonoscopy receive either Midazolam (versed), fentanyl (sublimaze), or Propofol (diprivan) or a combinatio... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
C-section: Risks of anesthesia for c-sections are very low no matter which method you undergo. Typically regional (either spinal or epidural) is preferred for a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Pain management: Pain management specialists may have backgrounds in several different medical specialties. Typically they are physician's trained in medical and cogn... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Regional anesthesia: Regional anesthesia is extremely safe and commonly used during labor and delivery. At my institution the epidural rate is nearly 90%. We are careful... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Epidural space inj.: Injection of local anesthesia or narcotics into the epidural space surrounding the spinal cord, most often at the lumbar level.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Neck Injection: I would defer to the physician doing your injection for this recommendation. Depending on where the injection is done, what medication is injected, a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Refills: It will depend on how the prescription was written by the prescribing physician. Usually pharmacies will not refill a prescription unless 1) the refi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Nausea: Nausea can be a side effect of almost any pharmacologic agent. It is certainly possible with any opioid analgesic agent although its emergence is of ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Oxycodone: All drugs, trade name or generic, must meet strictly regulated requirements of potency. As such, i would not expect significant deviations in effect ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Laughing gas: Laughing gas or nitrous oxide is a commonly used anesthetic gas. Most frequently used in dental office's it has a very rapid onset and offset and has... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Both drugs have analgesic effect. Much will depend on the condition you are taking them for and in what doses. Consultation with the prescribing phy... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Opiods: Opioids most certainly can lead to loss of appetite. Much depends on your personal pharmacodynamic response but in general opioids can less to decrea... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Miosis: All true opioids will cause miosis to some degree dependent on doses given.
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A male asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Robaxin (methocarbamol): Robaxin is commonly prescribed for similar conditions. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is additionally useful as an adjuvant analgesic. As every patient's m... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Epidural: Much will depend on what drug was administered and in what dose. Additionally, the etiology of your pain will have a major effect on whether the epid... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Neck fracture: I assume you are not having neurologic symptoms and your physician is not concerned about potential neurologic deficits. If the fracture is not of th... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Anesthesia options: Depending on the procedure you are having done there may be more options than just propofol. Much will depend on the facility where your are having t... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Anesthesia siezures: Most drugs used to provide sedation or general anesthesia are actually anti-siezure in action. Local anesthetic agents such as Lidocaine or bupivacai... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Epidural : Much will depend on why you had your epidural and what medications were used. The other possibility is that the condition is completely unrelated to ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Newman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Newman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u for your answer. I know that Levophed used to be used as a last ditch effort. I am glad to know that it has changed.
HealthTap member
I do not have the money to pay someone to help me get off . I am on my own . I feel very tired and this is making me suffer hard to wean
HealthTap member
had unsedated, doc said I was phenomenal, was so happy, learned much!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

University of Washington Medical Center

Residency

University of Kansas Hospital

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Top Anesthesiologist, First Place, Washington - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Washington State Medical Association
Washington State Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Anesthesiologists
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