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

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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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training 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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), legal medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Phelan trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Naval Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Phelan has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Alan Tietler Service Award, University of Miami School of Medicine; and United States Navy Commendation Medal, United States Navy. In addition to English, Dr. Phelan (or staff) speaks 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Philip studied medicine at Saba University School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Philip (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. James Wong works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Wong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Chitra Ramakrishnan's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Ramakrishnan studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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