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We found 10 critical care specialists who accept MyBlue 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include lung problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Smith honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is 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 sees patients in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Rigas's areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. She honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Rigas attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is professionally 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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Clearwater, FL. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital. Dr. Gavi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Washington Hospital Center's residency program. 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. Dr. Epstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Epstein is affiliated with 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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Orlando trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Orlando include sleep apnea. Dr. Orlando is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Masson include sleep apnea. He is 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. Masson takes. Dr. Masson attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He 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 an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Eckardt 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. Dr. Eckardt is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital.

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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 adult pulmonologist. Dr. Amin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Amin include sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital. He attended medical school at King's College London School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Amin trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Amin average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Amin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 405
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jeramy Mosburg, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mosburg is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Romero honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is 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.