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

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

Dr. D. Kroe is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Kroe accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He is professionally 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) in West Covina, CA, Pomona, CA, and Montebello, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Naval Hospital. Dr. Phelan has received the following distinctions: 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Philip has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Philip (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

Dr. James Wong sees patients in Monterey Park, CA and Pasadena, CA. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Wong studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Saatian is a graduate of 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 is a Pasadena, CA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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.