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We found 10 critical care specialists who accept BlueOptions near Clearwater, FL.

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Dr. Matthew Howard Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Smith works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include lung problems. Dr. Smith's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christina Rigas' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Rigas's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Eli R Gavi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
430 Morton Plant Street; Bay Area Chest Physicians Suite 405
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eli Gavi specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Clearwater, FL. Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Gavi attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital.

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Dr. Jay Harlan Epstein, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
300 Jeffords Street; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jay Epstein's specialties are anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Clearwater, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Epstein studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel Anthony Orlando III, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
430 Morton Plant Street; Bay Area Chest Physicians Suite 405
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Orlando is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include sleep apnea. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Orlando attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Orlando is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea

Dr. John Alan Masson Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
430 Morton Plant Street; Bay Area Chest Physicians Suite 405
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Masson practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Clearwater, FL. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His clinical interests encompass sleep apnea. Dr. Masson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Masson is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea

Dr. Shea Michael Eckardt, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
430 Morton Plant Street; Bay Area Chest Physicians Suite 405
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Shea Eckardt is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Eckardt is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eckardt takes. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. Dr. Eckardt speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Devendra Natverlal Amin, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
430 Morton Plant Street; Bay Area Chest Physicians Suite 405
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Devendra Amin, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Amin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea. Dr. Amin is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital. Dr. Amin's education and training includes medical school at King's College London School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea

Dr. Jeramy Don Mosburg, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 405
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jeramy Mosburg specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Clearwater, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mosburg's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Joseph Romero, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 405
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Romero sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Romero's medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant 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.