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. Dr. Namath attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical interests include intensive care and lung problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Namath is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Namath honors. Dr. Namath is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Tomomi Oka practices thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He has a special interest in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Oka accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Keio University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. In addition to English, Dr. Oka speaks Japanese.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, Pleural Effusion, ... (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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayala include intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Ayala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ayala takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. 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. She speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Apurva Marfatia is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College. Patients gave Dr. Marfatia an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Marfatia welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Ganesh Krishna is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Mountain View, CA. His clinical interests encompass intensive care and lung problems. Patients rated Dr. Krishna highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Krishna attended Tirunelveli Medical College for medical school. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to 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's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Huang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed 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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