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We found 8 critical care specialists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Everyday Health near Atlantis, FL.

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Dr. Alan Eric Bakst, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5401 S Congress Avenue; #204
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Alan Bakst practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Bakst is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5401 South Congress Avenue; Suite 204
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Luis Pena-Hernandez is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pena-Hernandez studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Dr. Shahida Bashir, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other, Critical Care
10075 Jog Road; Suite 202
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Shahida Bashir works as a pulmonologist and intensive care specialist. Dr. Bashir is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. She is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5401 South Congress Avenue; Suite 204
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Denzil Seedial's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Atlantis, FL. Dr. Seedial is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 Quantum Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jean Labissiere's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of Haiti Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Transplant Surgery
180 Jfk Drive; Suite 320
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Waqas Ghumman is a medical specialist in adult critical care, adult cardiology, and vascular surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Wambura Neema Mkono, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10075 Jog Road; Suite 311
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Wambura Mkono is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Boynton Beach, FL. Dr. Mkono is a graduate of Saba University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Dr. Jonathan Ryan Schroeder, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5401 South Congress Avenue; Suite 204
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Schroeder's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Schroeder attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.