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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; he sees patients in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Kavy honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Kavy attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Kavy has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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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. Dr. Phillips's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Phillips has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, 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 areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pokala has a special interest in sleep disorders and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He attended medical school at Rangaraya Medical College. He completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Pokala 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: 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in San Diego, CA. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Lee takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.