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We found 7 critical care specialists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Saint Cloud, FL.

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

Dr. Jose Urdaneta's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Kissimmee, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Urdaneta is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Urdaneta honors. He attended the University of Zulia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for residency.

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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 specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Obrien 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. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

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

Dr. Joseph Ameh works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Ameh attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. 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 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. Rhoderick Chico Nazario, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Rhoderick Nazario's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in Kissimmee, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school, Dr. Nazario completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Nazario (or staff) speaks the following 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. Muhammad Khan Shaukat, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Shaukat is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shaukat is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University. Dr. Shaukat's training includes residency programs at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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

Dr. James Lucio, who practices in Kissimmee, FL, Clermont, FL, and Davenport, FL, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Lucio attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Lucio is affiliated with 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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Kissimmee, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Griggs performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital. He takes 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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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.