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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 areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Sanchez is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. His education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanchez has an open panel.

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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). His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Phillips is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in National City, CA. Dr. Lim graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has a special interest in sleep disorders, intensive care, and tuberculosis (TB). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Lim speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes 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. Dr. Tabila accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Tabila attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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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.