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We found 7 critical care specialists who accept L.A. Care Health Plan near Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Maged Aziz Tanios, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3605 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Maged Tanios is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tanios takes. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Tanios has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tanios (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Tanios is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Asthma

Dr. Dr Jeffrey Bruce Riker, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other, Critical Care
701 E 28th Street; Suite 318
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Riker is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Riker attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and MemorialCare Medical Group.

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Dr. Gabriel Aaron Gomez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2699 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gabriel Gomez practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Long Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Before performing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Gomez attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gomez is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Waddington's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waddington takes.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology, Aerospace Medicine
1050 Linden Avenue; Gme Third Floor
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Bahman Chavoshan specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He takes Medi-Cal, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Chavoshan is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Bahman Saatian is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3605 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 405
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Anooshiravan Hami's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Anaheim, CA and Long Beach, CA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Hami (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Hami is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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.