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We found 5 critical care specialists who accept Blue Shield of California - Shared Advantage PPO ASO near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Robert Michael Tanaka, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Tanaka specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Modesto, CA. He is especially interested in lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Tanaka is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tanaka has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cough, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rudy Martin Tedja, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Infectious Disease
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Rudy Tedja is an adult critical care and adult infectious disease specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Tedja attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He speaks Indonesian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Roger E Elias, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Elias' specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Elias is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Mark Enker's medical specialty is anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Enker honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Enker attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR), and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Walid Salihi, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Walid Salihi is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Salihi is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Northport VA Medical Center, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Salihi speaks Persian.

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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.