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We found 6 critical care specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Bradenton, FL.

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Dr. Horacio Jose Argeles, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
201 4th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Horacio Argeles is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Argeles is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He studied medicine at National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Argeles honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2210 61st Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Michael Burke specializes in adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and sleep medicine. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burke is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
2010 59th Street W; Suite 2200
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Michael Oswanski is a physician who specializes in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Oswanski honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2210 61st Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Floyd Wells specializes in adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. Dr. Wells honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
2010 59th Street W; Suite 2200
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Barker is a surgeon and intensive care specialist. Dr. Barker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
206 2nd Street East
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Joan Christie works as an anesthesiologist, pain doctor, and critical care specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Bradenton, FL. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.