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

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

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

Dr. Robert Roth, who practices in Safety Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roth include thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Roth trained at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania. Dr. Roth's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Diagnostic Clinic; N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, 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. Kerry Joseph Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Kerry Kaplan is a Safety Harbor, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan takes. Dr. Kaplan attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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; Respiratory Specialists Suite 307
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Robert Stein works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include brachytherapy (seed implants), infections, and sleep apnea. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Viant, TRICARE, Humana HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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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; Respiratory Specialists Suite 307
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Brown is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Safety Harbor, FL. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Brown is 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Amritsar, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Bhaskar is 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; Respiratory Specialists Suite 307
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Kirk Nelson's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson accepts. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin 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.