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

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

Dr. Robert Roth sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Roth include thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency 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)

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

Dr. Matthew Smith works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include lung problems. Dr. Smith's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. His professional affiliations include 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; she sees patients in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Rigas's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She is 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 specialist in adult critical care and adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Kaplan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaplan graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with 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; Suite 307
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Robert Stein specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Stein's clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), infections, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Stein attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, TRICARE, and Humana HMO.

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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 attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Bhaskar graduated from Government Medical College, Amritsar. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Nelson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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.