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We found 24 critical care specialists who accept Medicare near Pasadena, CA.

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

Dr. Luis Dimen is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dimen honors. Dr. Dimen attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University for residency. Dr. Dimen (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Burbank, CA and Pasadena, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Southampton School of Medicine. Dr. Kong completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, anti-aging, and asthma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Kong is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in sleep disorders. Dr. Anand is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Anand (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Anand is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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). In his practice, Dr. Hillman focuses on anesthesia. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Hillman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hillman's education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Albany Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia

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

Dr. Leo Shum's specialty is adult critical care. Dr. Shum is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Shum attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
39 Congress Street; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Daryl Banta is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Pasadena, CA. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Banta attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Banta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
1509 Wilson Terrace
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Ronak Raval specializes in anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Loma Linda, CA and Glendale, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raval attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Raval (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
39 Congress Street; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Michael Gurevitch is a Pasadena, CA physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Gurevitch obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Gurevitch has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Earl Young's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep apnea. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Young is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea

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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
39 Congress; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ayman Saad's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Pasadena, CA. He is especially interested in lung cancer and asthma. Dr. Saad honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Saad attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Saad (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
100 West California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Sonal Ram works as a pediatric critical care specialist. In her practice, Dr. Ram focuses on asthma. Dr. Ram is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1818 Verdugo Boulevard; Suite 309
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Babak Hakimisefat is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Burbank, CA and Glendale, CA. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Hakimisefat honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Hakimisefat is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He speaks Persian.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
1509 Wilson Terrace
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Gary Shih is a specialist in anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Shih performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Dr. Arin Aboulian, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1560 E Chevy Chase Drive; Suite 355
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Arin Aboulian is a Glendale, CA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aboulian accepts. Dr. Aboulian is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Aboulian (or staff) is conversant in Armenian and Persian.

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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.