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We found 8 critical care specialists who accept Humana Open Access near Safety Harbor, FL.

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Dr. Robert Todd Roth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 301
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Robert Roth is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Roth's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roth accepts. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Howard Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Smith is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He is especially interested in lung problems. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Smith 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
Diagnostic Clinic; N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christina Rigas' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rigas include sleep disorders, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Rigas is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Rigas trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for her residency.

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

Dr. Kerry Joseph Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Kerry Kaplan is a specialist in adult critical care and adult cardiology. Dr. Kaplan is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Kaplan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Jay Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 307
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Robert Stein's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Stein is especially interested in brachytherapy (seed implants), infections, and sleep apnea. He takes Viant, TRICARE, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stein completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stein is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Pulse Oximetry, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Infections, Thoracentesis

Dr. Stephen Tulane Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 307
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Brown is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Brown takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Varun Bhaskar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2855 Alt 19; Suite P
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Varun Bhaskar is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Bhaskar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Government Medical College, Amritsar for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 307
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Kirk Nelson specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Safety Harbor, FL. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis.

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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.