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We found 5 critical care specialists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Sarasota, FL.

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Dr. Brian Eric Angsten, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2914 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Brian Angsten specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Sarasota, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 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. Angsten honors. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Dr. Howard David Diener, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building C, Suite C
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Howard Diener specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Diener attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 705
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Seaman is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Sarasota, FL. 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. He studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 705
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Heidi Goedicke is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 705
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Bhaskara Lakshmi Gowkanapalli is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. Dr. Gowkanapalli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.