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Dr. Edward Kevin Scanlon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Edward Scanlon specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Scanlon obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Patient ratings for Dr. Scanlon average 3.0 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. Scanlon accepts. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Travis Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Radhika Madaan Verma, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Radhika Verma specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Verma attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt Hilary Bowman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Bowman's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Bowman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He takes 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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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kristal Carthan sees patients in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Her medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Carthan takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Polysomnography, Pulmonary Function Test, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
1401 W Seminole Boulevard
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Steve Pierre is a Sanford, FL physician who specializes in anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Pierre is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1005 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Sabaretnam Yogendra specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Sanford, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.
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