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We found 7 critical care specialists who accept Blue Shield HMO near Loma Linda, CA.

Dr. Victor Chow Joe, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
400 N Pepper Avenue
Colton, CA
 

Dr. Victor Joe sees patients in Colton, CA and Orange, CA. His medical specialties are trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Joe's clinical interests encompass burns. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Joe is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Burns

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
400 N Pepper Avenue; Armc - Mob Suite 308
Colton, CA
 

Dr. David Wong's specialties are trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Colton, CA. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Wong graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Kaohsiung Medical University. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese.

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Dr. Valerie Ann Seabaugh, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
11234 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Valerie Seabaugh's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Seabaugh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center. She is affiliated with UCLA Health.

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Dr. Leanna Lyn Huard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
11234 Anderson Street; House Staff Office Cp 21005
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Leanna Huard sees patients in Loma Linda, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Santa Monica, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric critical care. Dr. Huard's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She graduated from Albany Medical College and then she performed her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huard honors.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Anesthesiology
11201 Benton Street
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Akhavan is a specialist in adult critical care and anesthesiology. He works in Riverside, CA and Loma Linda, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Akhavan speaks Persian.

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Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
11175 Campus Street; Room 21008
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Rex Chung is a surgeon and critical care specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung takes. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
400 N Pepper Avenue; Armc Modular #3
Colton, CA
 

Dr. Appannagari Gnanadev's areas of specialization are vascular surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gnanadev graduated from Kurnool Medical College.

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What is Critical Care?

Critical care, or intensive care medicine, is the delivery of medical care to patients whose illness or injury is so seriously life threatening that they would likely die without intervention. It usually takes place in ICUs or trauma centers. It is referred to as critical care in North America, while it is called intensive care or intensive therapy in the rest of the world. Specialists in this field are sometimes referred to as intensivists.

Critical care may encompass a broad variety of medical specialties in the efforts to save a patient’s life. Critical care specialists must have a good knowledge of anesthesiology, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, and other specialties. Besides their medical knowledge, intensivists must know a great deal about end-of-life issues, including ethics, advanced directives, and family counseling and bereavement.

Critical care is a relatively modern specialty, which developed along with ICUs beginning in the 1950’s. It looks different from regular medicine, and it can be recognized by the presence of more nurses, more monitoring, more invasive monitors and procedures, and the presence of life-sustaining therapies such as mechanical ventilators and vasopressors.

Specialists in critical care frequently have to make urgent and complex decisions. They use their knowledge and skill to provide intensive care to the most fragile patients and do their best to save lives.