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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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Smith studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. His clinical interests include lung problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Rigas's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic. She obtained her medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gavi graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Gavi completed a residency program at Washington Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Jay Epstein is an anesthesiologist and intensivist in Clearwater, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Epstein attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His hospital/clinic 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep apnea. Dr. Orlando is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Orlando is in-network for 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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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. Dr. Masson's clinical interests include sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. In addition to English, Dr. Masson speaks Spanish.

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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 medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Eckardt speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He takes 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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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 is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Clearwater, FL. He graduated from King's College London School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Amin's clinical interests encompass sleep apnea. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Amin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Mosburg takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Romero completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He takes 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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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.