Dr. Adbul Chaudry’s Story

Dr. Abdul Chaudry has been a gastroenterologist for 40 years in Warsaw, NY, 15 of those years he has been working with Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and says they are excellent providers of anesthesia services.

A gastroenterologist (or GI doctor) is a medical doctor who specializes in conditions affecting the digestive system. Dr. Chaudry performs colonoscopies and GI related surgeries that require putting patients under anesthesia. Since working with CRNAs, he has never had an issue.

“I am more comfortable with CRNAs,” Dr. Chaudry explains. “They are efficient, safe and extensively trained. They know exactly what they are doing. They put the patient at ease and have them sedated in a timely manner so that their procedure can start promptly, every time.”

The only problem, in Dr. Chaudry’s eyes is that there are not enough CRNAs.

“We need more CRNAs,” he says. “When there are not enough CRNA providers, it leads to rescheduling and cancellations. They are difficult to find and in high demand. I enjoy the CRNAs that work with me and so do the patients. They are nice colleagues, extremely caring and very professional.”

From routine colonoscopies to complex surgeries, Dr. Chaudry will always have a CRNA as part of his team.

CRNAs deserve not only your gratitude, but your support. They were put to the test during the pandemic, when they put their skill and compassion into action to provide critical care to patients suffering from COVID 19. Their specific training in airway management and ventilation put them on the front lines.

Despite their invaluable service, CRNAs are not recognized in New York. This affects the cost of healthcare and limits access to quality care, especially for patients in rural areas of New York state.

The good news is there’s a simple solution. CRNAs are championing a bill in New York that, when passed, will recognize CRNAs and expand the work they are allowed to do. This means high quality, affordable and accessible care for New Yorkers.

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