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We found 4 critical care specialists who accept Sharp Health Plan HMO near National City, CA.

Dr. Luis F Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
227 Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Luis Sanchez's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Chula Vista, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanchez include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Sanchez's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Sanchez graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Intensive Care, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul S Phillips, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Critical Care
230 Prospect Place; #250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Paul Phillips' medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among Dr. Phillips's clinical interests: coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Phillips has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Atrial Fibrillation, Ultrasound, Chemical Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
610 Euclid Avenue; 202
National City, CA
 

Dr. Rosemarie Lim's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She is especially interested in sleep disorders, intensive care, and tuberculosis (TB). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lim attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lim's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Intensive Care, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian T Tabila, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
610 Euclid Avenue; 202
National City, CA
 

Dr. Brian Tabila is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tabila takes. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Tabila is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.