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We found 4 critical care specialists who accept AARP near Roseville, CA.

Dr. Steven David Kavy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2929 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Steven Kavy works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Kavy is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kavy's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Kavy is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul S Phillips, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Critical Care
230 Prospect Place; #250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Paul Phillips' areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Phillips is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Atrial Fibrillation, Ultrasound, Chemical Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sathya Pratap Pokala, MD
Specializes in Other, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8031 Linda Vista Road; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sathya Pokala, who practices in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pokala include sleep disorders and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Coney Island Hospital, Dr. Pokala attended medical school at Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Pokala is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders

Dr. Stephen Hyunsoo Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2929 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Lee specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in San Diego, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He welcomes new patients.

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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.