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

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

Dr. Matthew Smith is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Smith's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass lung problems. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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 is a general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Safety Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Roth's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. The average patient rating for Dr. Roth is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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)

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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, Tampa, FL, and Clearwater, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: sleep disorders, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Rigas is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. 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 physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult cardiology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kaplan's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Kaplan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Kaplan attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include brachytherapy (seed implants), infections, and sleep apnea. Dr. Stein's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Stein completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He takes 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; Respiratory Specialists Suite 307
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Brown works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Safety Harbor, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Brown attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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 Palm Harbor, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Government Medical College, Amritsar for medical school, Dr. Bhaskar completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional 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; Respiratory Specialists Suite 307
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Kirk Nelson's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Safety Harbor, FL. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson's 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.