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We found 39 critical care specialists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Coral Gables, FL.

Dr. Michael John Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider 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 Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aymarah Margarita Robles, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3181 Coral Way
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Aymarah Robles' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Robles is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Javier Perez Perez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perez-Fernandez attended the University of Navarra School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, Dr. Perez-Fernandez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Fredrick Mullins, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
1750 Sw 40th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Robert Mullins practices plastic surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He has indicated that his clinical interests include burn surgery. Dr. Mullins is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mullins's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: Burn Surgery

Dr. Ruben D Penaranda, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 400
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Penaranda is an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Penaranda attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include emphysema and asthma. Dr. Penaranda accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Penaranda has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Dr. Plato John Alexander, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
3200 Sw 60 Court; Suite 104
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Plato Alexander specializes in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander accepts. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 301a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mark Cockburn specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Cockburn's professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He 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.

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Dr. Ravindra Keregodu Ramakrishna, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 1008
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ravindra Ramakrishna is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Margate, FL and Miami, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramakrishna takes. Dr. Ramakrishna obtained his medical school training at Mysore Medical College and performed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ramakrishna is affiliated with Mercy Hospital and Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Stefanie Julissa Torres Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
1501 Nw 9th. Avenue; 2nd Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stefanie Torres-Ramirez is an adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) specialist in Hollywood, FL and Miami, FL. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Torres-Ramirez graduated from Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Torres-Ramirez trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery, Critical Care
1475 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 ( M851)
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Olvey's medical specialty is neurosurgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Olvey studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He 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.

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Dr. Jeremy Ira Tabak, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Tabak is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Tabak graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Tabak is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Richard Steven Prager, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
8950 Sw 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL
 

Dr. Richard Prager is a specialist in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). He works in Pinecrest, FL and Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include obesity, sleep disorders, and emphysema. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Prager graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Prager's professional affiliations include Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital.

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Dr. Rodney Graham Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6200 Sw 73rd Street
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rodney Benjamin is an intensivist, adult pulmonologist, and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. Clinical interests for Dr. Benjamin include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benjamin is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Wounds, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Raymond Latanae Parker Jr., MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Parker's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Parker's clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Keith Jamal Robinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8900 North Kendall Drive; Critical Care Unit
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Keith Robinson's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Oakland Park, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Miami, FL. Before completing his residency at Shands HealthCare, Dr. Robinson attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Raul R Valor, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raul Valor's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in Miami, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Valor include emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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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.