STAR Anesthesia Welcomes North Houston Anesthesiologists to Growing Medical Group

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North Houston Anesthesiologists, P.A. in Houston, Texas has joined STAR Anesthesia, P.A., which provides anesthesia services in seven different regional divisions throughout South Texas

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STAR is a long-standing member of the South Texas medical community and the addition of our Houston division shows an expanding commitment to excellence in patient care throughout Texas."

San Antonio-based STAR Anesthesia, P.A. is proud to announce North Houston Anesthesiologists, P.A. (NHA) has joined its growing physician medical group.

A pillar of the South Texas medical community for almost two decades, STAR Anesthesia (STAR) is working to uphold and expand its trusted network of physician-owned medical care. The respected NHA physicians and anesthesiology professionals, who have served the North Houston region for 25 years, are an ideal addition to the strong STAR family.
NHA, which will retain its name as a division of STAR, officially joined STAR on February 1, 2016. NHA’s 18 physicians cover all surgical procedures and are supported by two certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) and six anesthesiologist assistants (AA). Established experts who are nationally recognized, the NHA staff has received fellowship training in cardiovascular anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and pain management, while its members have also served as Chief of Staff at two medical centers.
“Many of our competitors in the Houston market are selling their anesthesia practices to large, private equity corporations,” explains Dr. Scott Huie of NHA. “NHA sought to align itself with other groups that favor a physician-directed model. STAR is a perfect fit. They believe as we do––that corporate medicine marginalizes the importance of the physician and erodes the service we provide. By creating a statewide anesthesia entity, STAR will be able to compete on a level playing field with the corporate giants, while continuing to allow individual anesthesiologists and anesthesia groups to function locally.”
STAR has a clear mission: to cultivate an ethical environment and provide high quality, cost-effective anesthesia services with the warmth, respect, and dignity every patient deserves. NHA shares STAR’s vision and has brought the same high caliber of care to one of the fastest growing metropolitan regions in the country for more than two decades.
“STAR is a long-standing member of the South Texas medical community and the addition of our Houston division shows an expanding commitment to excellence in patient care throughout Texas,” says Dr. David Kennedy, Chief Medical Officer of STAR. “NHA shares STAR’s fundamental goals and is a perfect partner.”
STAR plans to welcome additional anesthesiologists across the state that share the belief that patients are best served by expert personal medical attention, compassion, and fair costs carried out by local, physician-led practices.
STAR prides itself on providing a safe and supportive private practice infrastructure to Physician Anesthesiologists.

"At Star Anesthesia, we believe that all quality anesthesiologists who want to put forth the time and effort should become stakeholders,” said Dr. Ralph F. Erian, President of STAR. “Seventy-five percent of our physicians are shareholders and many of those who aren’t, are in the process of becoming partners. Physicians who are more engaged are happier and deliver better care.”  

For more information about joining STAR Anesthesia and the group’s mission, please visit
About STAR Anesthesia, P.A.
Based in San Antonio, Texas, STAR Anesthesia, P.A., is a physician medical group formed in 1997. STAR provides anesthesia services in seven different regional divisions throughout South Texas, including its newest affiliate, North Houston Anesthesiologists in Houston.

More than 200 physicians who have been part of the Texas medical community for over 30 years make up STAR’s elite team, who deliver high quality, cost-effective anesthesia coverage with the warmth, respect, and dignity that every patient deserves. A trusted partner for each hospital and ambulatory surgery center in the communities in which it operates, STAR receives requests from individuals for specific anesthesiologists as well from treating surgeons who arrange STAR care. For more information, please visit

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