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We found 6 critical care specialists who accept Silver Compass 4000 near Orange City, FL.

Dr. Karuna Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Karuna Ahuja specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Ahuja is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending GSVM Medical College and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Kevin Scanlon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Edward Scanlon practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Scanlon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Scanlon's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Travis Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Smith obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He 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: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Radhika Madaan Verma, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Radhika Verma's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Verma attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt Hilary Bowman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Bowman practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Bowman takes 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: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Kristal Carthan is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Carthan attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carthan accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Pulmonary Function Test, ... (Read more)

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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.