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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanchez include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sanchez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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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' areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Phillips accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Phillips studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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 specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She practices in National City, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and tuberculosis (TB). Dr. Lim is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lim is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She is accepting new patients.

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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's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Tabila is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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.