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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 sees patients in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Davenport, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His professional affiliations include 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. For his residency, Dr. Urdaneta trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Thomas William OBrien, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Obrien sees patients in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Davenport, FL. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Obrien is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He 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 MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

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

Dr. Joseph Ameh is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ameh takes. He attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ameh's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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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 physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nazario is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Nazario trained at Westchester Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Nazario (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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

Dr. James Lucio is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for residency. Dr. Lucio's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, South Lake Hospital, and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Adam Griggs, who practices in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Davenport, FL, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Griggs graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Long Island College 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.