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We found 31 critical care specialists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Robert Rick Selby, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Critical Care
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 400
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Robert Selby specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Selby include liver cancer, hepatobiliary surgery, and pancreatic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Dr. Selby attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Selby include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease

Dr. Luis Lucindo Dimen, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
959 E. Walnut; #120
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Luis Dimen is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Pasadena, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dimen include asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Dimen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Dimen is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Asthma

Dr. Gary Kok-Hong Kong, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
959 E Walnut Street; Suite 120
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Gary Kong is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Burbank, CA and Pasadena, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, anti-aging, and asthma. Dr. Kong is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Southampton School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Anti-Aging, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Wayneinder Singh Anand, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1818 Verdugo Boulevard; #309
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Wayneinder Anand's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Burbank, CA and Glendale, CA. Dr. Anand (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Anand include sleep disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Anand attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Anand honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
225 South Lake Avenue; Suite 535
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Hillman's specialties are anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Hillman is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass anesthesia. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Albany Medical Center. Dr. Hillman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia

Dr. Peter James Koetters, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
1346 Foothill Boulevard; Suite 201
La Canada, CA
 

Dr. Peter Koetters' area of specialization is pediatric critical care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Koetters obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to English, Dr. Koetters (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Swedish, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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

Dr. Leo Shum specializes in adult critical care and practices in Pasadena, CA and Glendale, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Shum honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Shum attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Dr. Daryl P Banta, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
39 Congress Street; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Daryl Banta is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Banta is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Banta (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Dr. Earl S Young, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
50 Bellefontaine Street; 206
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Earl Young sees patients in Pasadena, CA and Duarte, CA. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Young include sleep apnea and snoring. Dr. Young's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Young completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Sleep Apnea, Snoring

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 medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kroe honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. He 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 and fetal medicine (perinatology), legal medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency 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) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Dr. Michael Joel Gurevitch, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
39 Congress Street; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Michael Gurevitch is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Huntington Memorial Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gurevitch is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gurevitch is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care
1812 Verdugo Boulevard
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Katzberg is a specialist in emergency medicine and critical care (intensive care medicine). She works in Glendale, CA. Dr. Katzberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.

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Dr. Ayman Saad, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
39 Congress; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ayman Saad is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. In addition to English, Dr. Saad (or staff) speaks Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Saad's education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Saad has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Shortness of Breath, Intensive Care, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonal Keshur Ram, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
100 West California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Sonal Ram is a specialist in pediatric critical care. She works in Fountain Valley, CA and Pasadena, CA. In her practice, Dr. Ram focuses on asthma. Dr. Ram is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ram accepts.

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Clinical interests: Asthma

Dr. Thomas L Vander Laan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Wound Care, Critical Care
50 Bellefontaine Street; Suite 303
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Vanderlaan's areas of specialization are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Vanderlaan is especially interested in wounds. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vanderlaan accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Vanderlaan speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Wounds

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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.