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We found 5 critical care specialists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Sarasota, FL.

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

Dr. Joseph Seaman is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Seaman 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 graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center, Rose Medical Center, and National Jewish Health.

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

Dr. Courtney Simmons' specialties are anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Simmons graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Kirk Voelker specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Sarasota, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Voelker takes. Dr. Voelker studied medicine 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 works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Goedicke 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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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 705
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Bhaskara Lakshmi Gowkanapalli is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at 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.