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We found 6 critical care specialists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida MyBlue near Saint Cloud, FL.

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Dr. Jose Antonio Urdaneta-Jaimes, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Jose Urdaneta works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Kissimmee, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Zulia School of Medicine. Dr. Urdaneta's medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He 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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Dr. Thomas William OBrien, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Obrien's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Kissimmee, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Obrien is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Joseph Itodo Ameh, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Ameh works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ameh accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Lagos College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Dr. Rhoderick Chico Nazario, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Rhoderick Nazario is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and residency at Westchester Medical Center. He 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. Dr. Nazario (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Nazario is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. James Anthony Lucio, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. James Lucio's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, South Lake Hospital, and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Lucio is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Adam Laurence Griggs, DO
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Adam Griggs is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in Kissimmee, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Griggs obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital. He accepts 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 St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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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.