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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kavy is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kavy include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Kavy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. His practice is open to 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); he sees patients in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Phillips accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Phillips studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Pokala's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rangaraya Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pokala's practice 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, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Lee is accepting 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.