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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
5880 Rand Boulevard; Suite 206
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Courtney Simmons specializes in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. She trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for her residency. Dr. Simmons accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Joseph Seaman's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Seaman is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seaman honors.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1700 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Kirk Voelker's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Heidi Goedicke's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Sarasota, FL. She accepts 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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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 705
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Bhaskara Lakshmi Gowkanapalli specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gowkanapalli is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College.

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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.