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

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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. Dr. Sanchez is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Sanchez's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sanchez's office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Critical Care
230 Prospect Place; #250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Paul Phillips practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Phillips is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Rosemarie Lim is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She works in National City, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include sleep disorders, intensive care, and tuberculosis (TB). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Lim attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. 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)

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

Dr. Brian Tabila practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in National City, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Tabila attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is in-network for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Tabila is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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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.
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