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We found 23 critical care specialists who accept Silver Navigate 2000 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Jack Ibrahim Hajj Obeid, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
5454 Central Avenue; Suite A
Saint Peterssburg, FL
 

Dr. Jack Obeid is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Saint Peterssburg, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Tampa, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Obeid speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Suprapubic Bladder Aspiration, Nose Problems, Skin Biopsy, Urethral Catheterization, Thoracentesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
5454 Central Avenue; Suite A
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mohamed Ali sees patients in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali attended medical school at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and New York Methodist Hospital. He is conversant in Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Research, Burns, Snoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Eugene Thacker, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Thacker is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Patients gave Dr. Thacker an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thacker honors. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Thacker (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Thacker is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Dr. Himanshu V Chandarana, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6450 38th Avenue N; Suite 330
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Himanshu Chandarana specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Chandarana (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chandarana include back pain, intensive care, and sleep apnea. Dr. Chandarana's professional affiliations include Pulmonary Associates and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Chandarana completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Chandarana is 3.0 stars out of 5. 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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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Back Pain, Pulse Oximetry, Intensive Care

Dr. Salvatore Joseph Buonaiuto, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
1033 Martin Luther King Drive N; Suite 108
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Salvatore Buonaiuto is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Buonaiuto's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Julia Elaine Niebauer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
1033 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Julia Niebauer specializes in pediatric critical care. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Niebauer obtained her medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Florida State University. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sedation, Outpatient Care, Imaging Procedures, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Intensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Jeffrey Feinerman, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
1200 7th Avenue N.; Suite Ms2064
St Petersberg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Feinerman is an anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Dr. Feinerman's education and training includes medical school at Southwestern University, Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Tampa General Hospital. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Dr. Plato John Alexander, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
501 6th Avenue S; Department 6580070302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Plato Alexander sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Alexander is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Alexander trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
603 7th St So; #500
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Amy Koler specializes in trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Koler honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Western Reserve Care System.

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Dr. Nicholas William Parilla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
1033 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N; Suite 108
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nick Parilla specializes in pediatric critical care and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Parilla attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parilla accepts. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel Jose Plasencia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
1033 Dr. Mlk Jr. Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Plasencia is a specialist in pediatric critical care. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Plasencia's clinical interests encompass hospital care. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Lakeland Regional Health (LRH), and Mease Countryside Hospital. Before completing his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Dr. Plasencia attended medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plasencia accepts.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
603 7th Street S; Suite 500
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Schumacher is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Lakeland, FL. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Schumacher performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. David Andrew Sams, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2639 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Sams is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sams include sleep disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Sams is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Sams attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Critical Care
501 6th Avenue S; Department 6580070302
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Julia Noether's specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine). She is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Noether is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Hamza Saeed Elkhidir, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
501 6th Avenue S; Department 6580070302
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hamza Elkhidir's medical specialty is pediatric critical care. Dr. Elkhidir is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elkhidir takes. He completed his residency training at Richmond University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
501 6th Avenue S; Department #6580070302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michelle Smith is a pediatric critical care specialist. Dr. Smith honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with All Children's 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.