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 E; Suite 1
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Horacio Argeles, who practices in Bradenton, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Dr. Argeles studied medicine at National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences. Patient ratings for Dr. Argeles average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Argeles is in-network 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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Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
2010 59th Street W; Suite 2200
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Michael Oswanski, who practices in Bradenton, FL, is a medical specialist in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Michael Burke's areas of specialization are adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and sleep medicine; he sees patients in Bradenton, FL. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Burke has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burke accepts.

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

Dr. Floyd Wells is a medical specialist in adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. Dr. Wells accepts 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's medical specialty is surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Joan Christie is a specialist in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Bradenton, FL. She 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.