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We found 5 critical care specialists who accept L.A. Care Health Plan near Westminster, CA.

Dr. Asaad Hakim, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
7955 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Asaad Hakim's areas of specialization are adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Garden Grove, CA and Westminster, CA. In his practice, Dr. Hakim focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Hakim attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Hakim (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Hassan M Alkhouli, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
7955 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Hassan Alkhouli specializes in adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Westminster, CA. Dr. Alkhouli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Alkhouli's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast. Dr. Alkhouli graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Alkhouli takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Praful A Sarode, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonology, Family Medicine, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care, Neonatology, Preventive Medicine
7456 Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Praful Sarode's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, pediatric pulmonology, and family medicine. He practices in Santa Ana, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Norwalk, CA. He graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and then he performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sarode is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sarode (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Dr. William G Perkins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
17100 Euclid Street
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. William Perkins practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care in Fountain Valley, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perkins is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Dr. Richard David Le, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
13976 Anita Place
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Richard Le's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Anaheim, CA and Garden Grove, CA. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Le is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Le trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Le is conversant in Vietnamese.

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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.