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Dr. Bogdan Popa

Anesthesiology
COSTA MESA, CA
27 years experience male

Locations

Coastal Anesthesia

COSTA MESA, CA

Address

2973 HARBOR BLVD #322, COSTA MESA, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Cigna

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About

Bio

I finished medical school in 1995 at Georgetown and then completed a residency in Anesthesiology at Stanford University in 1999. I practiced the full spectrum of Anesthesia: OB, Orthopaedics, General, Trauma and also launched into office based Dental Anesthesia.

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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

14 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
See an OBGYN: Because you are pregnant and are going through active hormonal changes you should see an obstetrics specialist about this pain. It may be a simple mus... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Tapering is best: Tramadol is a synthetic opiate with weak Mu opiate agonist activity and some re-uptake inhibition of norepinephrine and serotonin. In translation: it ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Protein not related: It's highly unlikely that the amount of protein you are taking in is making you fatigued. CDC says you should get about 52 Grams for your age (weight ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Go to a clinic ASAP: You could obviously be pregnant, so get a pregnancy test done right away. Even with early pregnancy though the dizziness and fast heart beats are unus... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Hard to say: There are many moving parts in the knee. If you have a lot of swelling, it may mean you tore the meniscus, the padding between the tibia and femur, or... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Get it checked ASAP: Hello, Without knowing more about you, it's important to get this checked out with a 12 lead EKG by your doctor especially when the symptoms are occ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Atrial Fibrillation: Although it is associated with left atrial enlargement, atrial fibrillation can be caused by both left and right atria being enlarged. Symptoms are va... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Many causes and aids: When you say a "pinched nerve" I have to ask "where"? If you mean a nerve root coming from the spinal cord, then many things can cause the pinch such ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Yes: Alcohol causes extreme dehydration by inhibiting a hormone called ADH (vasopressin) released from your pituitary. You end up urinating a lot and in th... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. You can have an eating disorder and not be skinny. Eating disorders are psychological disorders involving control. If you think you can id... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Wide diagnosis: I am not a Gastroenterologist, but the issue you describe has a very wide range of possible diagnoses. Ulcers of the bowel, such as colitis, diverticu... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Too vague to know: I would just watch it and see what it progresses to. At this point it's completely unclear what it could be, but any pain having it's origin in the ab... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Actually no...: Patient Controlled Epidural Anesthesia (PCEA) is an excellent method to deliver local and narcotic anesthesia at the spinal cord levels involved in th... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Cardiac not likely: If you can reproduce the pain by pressing on the ribs, then it's likely not cardiac but rather coming from the bone, cartilage and soft tissue in that... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Popa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Very timely info. I'll be ready with my questions. Anesthes. consult in a few days. Best to you!
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Thank u. Because my mom thought I only had arthritis pains
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL

Affiliations

Anaheim Regional Medical Center
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