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

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

Dr. Asaad Hakim practices adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology in Garden Grove, CA and Westminster, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Clinical interests for Dr. Hakim include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hakim (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Alkhouli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alkhouli trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alkhouli honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more.

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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 specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, pediatric pulmonology, and family medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sarode (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Sarode's 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' specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Perkins is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Le is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Le attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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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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