We found 6 critical care specialists who accept PacifiCare HMO near Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Allen Frederick Namath Gromme, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Allen Namath is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Namath trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Namath include intensive care and lung problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Namath's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Apurva Muklund Marfatia, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Apurva Marfatia practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Mountain View, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Marfatia takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Marfatia has an open panel.

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Dr. Tomomi Oka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Tomomi Oka is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). In his practice, he is particularly interested in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Oka obtained his medical school training at Keio University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He is conversant in Japanese. Dr. Oka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Estela Del Carmen Ayala, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Estela Ayala's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Ayala attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in intensive care and lung problems. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Ayala is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Ganesh Krishna, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Ganesh Krishna practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Krishna include intensive care and lung problems. Patients rated Dr. Krishna highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tirunelveli Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Krishna is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Judy H Huang, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Judy Huang is an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Huang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Huang attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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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