Our History

Physician Specialists in Anesthesia was founded in 1979 by Dr. Stan Mogelnicki and Dr. Donn Chambers when Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta moved from its historic site in downtown Atlanta to the new location in suburban northern Atlanta. Drs. Mogelnicki and Chambers assembled a small group of talented Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists which became the nucleus of the present-day group.

PSA has enjoyed a steady increase in the size and diversity of its physician staff. Owing to its primary practice location at Saint Joseph's Hospital, the group maintains as its primary areas of expertise in the fields of cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesia with emphasis on invasive hemodynamic monitoring and perioperative echocardiography. Other areas of special expertise include cardiac transplantation, critical care medicine, and anesthesia for specialty surgery (general, orthopaedic, plastic surgery, surgical oncology, otolaryngology, and neurosurgery).

We have expertise providing outpatient anesthesia and the management of ambulatory surgery center anesthesia departments. Through the use of optimum staffing models, continuous quality improvement, best practices, and a strong cost containment culture, PSA has helped organizations provide the highest quality ambulatory surgical product, while being fiscally responsible.

Our Values

Physician Specialists in Anesthesia, P.C. is dedicated to the health and well being of our patients, and to delivering the highest level of expertise to the physicians and health care facilities we serve.

Following are our core values:
- PSA will strive to provide and maintain quality, cost-effective and competitive anesthesia services to the community.
- PSA will promote honesty, loyalty and commitment from its membership to further the primary purpose of the organization.
- PSA will provide an environment that encourages education of all its members in anesthesiology.
- PSA will enhance leadership in the community and the profession.
- PSA will enable good working relationships with hospital administrators to enhance quality anesthesiology services.

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A Message From Our Director

Welcome to the website of Physician Specialists in Anesthesia, based on the campus of Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta. I am proud and honored to serve in a leadership role for this extraordinary organization dedicated to providing high-quality anesthesiology, acute pain management, critical care, and perioperative services.

PSA's vision is strong and clear. We will continue to be the leading provider of adult anesthesiology services within the Atlanta healthcare community. To do so, we must maintain our priorities: the recruitment of highly capable physician and anesthetist employees, the promotion of education and achievement for our staff, and maintaining excellent service to our surgical colleagues. Most importantly, we will nurture a culture within our organization that assures exemplary service and safe care for our patients.

Like every other successful organization, education and communication will be critical components for us to accomplish our vision and to meet our goals. This website is a work in progress. It will ultimately serve both our customers and our employees as a valuable tool to enhance our ability to effectively educate and communicate. It is my hope that our patients will utilize our website to acquaint themselves with their anesthesia providers and to acquire more knowledge about the entire process of anesthesia. In this way, they will become more informed healthcare consumers. Eventually, this website will provide a vehicle for our patients to communicate with us prior to their scheduled procedure. This will ensure that we are aware of all important information that we need in order to safely care for the patient. It will also allow all of the patient’s concerns to be addressed prior to surgery.

One of the unfortunate disadvantages of a career in anesthesiology is that the physician-patient interaction is often brief. We are usually not privileged to follow patients beyond a day or two after surgery. It is my sincere hope that this website provides effective information in order to provide feedback to us, your Anesthesiologist or pain management physician. This may provide us with important performance-based outcome data. It is only with such feedback that we can identify our strengths and weakness, address our failures, and realize our potential and our vision.

We thank you for the opportunity to serve you. Please let us hear from you.

Steven L. Sween, M.D.
Chairman of Anesthesia and Medical Director
Physician Specialists in Anesthesia, P.C.

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Compliance Statement

Physician Specialists in Anesthesia, P.C. is committed to compliance with health care law. To that end, PSA has enacted a compliance program to ensure that our company complies with all applicable federal, state and third-party payor laws, rules, regulations and policies.

Direct questions regarding PSA's compliance program to:

PSA Compliance Officers:
- Dr. Steven Sween
- Dr. John Stephenson

PSA Practice Administrator:
- Lynn Epps

Physician Specialists in Anesthesia, P.C.
5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 610
Atlanta, GA 30342

Email: compliance@psa-online.net
Phone: 404-257-1415
Fax: 404-851-1649

 

Privacy Statement

Physician Specialists in Anesthesia, P.C. is committed to compliance with health care law. To that end, PSA has enacted a compliance program to ensure that our company complies with all applicable federal, state and third-party payor laws, rules, regulations and policies.

Physician Specialists in Anesthesia, P.C. is committed to compliance with health care law. To that end, PSA has enacted a compliance program to ensure that our company complies with all applicable federal, state and third-party payor laws, rules, regulations and policies.


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