We found 6 critical care specialists who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Donald Mark Kroe, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
959 E Walnut Street; Suite 120
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. D. Kroe is a Pasadena, CA physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Kroe is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Dr. Jeffrey P Phelan, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Legal Medicine, Critical Care
616 North Garfield Avenue; Suite 203
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Phelan is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, intensivist, and legal medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Phelan is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Naval Hospital. Dr. Phelan has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Alan Tietler Service Award, University of Miami School of Medicine; and United States Navy Commendation Medal, United States Navy. Dr. Phelan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
959 E Walnut Street; Suite 120
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Rajiv Philip works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philip accepts. He attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine. Dr. Philip has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Philip (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
50 Bellefontaine Street; 206
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. James Wong practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Monterey Park, CA and Pasadena, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Wong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
959 E Walnut Street, Suite 120; 41 Mall Road
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Bahman Saatian is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
959 E Walnut Street; Suite 120
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Chitra Ramakrishnan practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramakrishnan graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine.

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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.