We found 3 critical care specialists who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Life and Health Insurance Company near San Carlos, CA.

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Dr. Allen Frederick Namath Gromme, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Allen Namath is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Namath attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical interests include intensive care and lung problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Namath is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Namath honors. Dr. Namath is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tomomi Oka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Tomomi Oka practices thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He has a special interest in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Oka accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Keio University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. In addition to English, Dr. Oka speaks Japanese.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Judy H Huang, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Judy Huang's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Huang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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.
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