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We found 57 critical care specialists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Kansas City, KS.

Dr. Harold William Barkman II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Occupational Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
39th & Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Harold Barkman's medical specialty is adult critical care, occupational medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and snoring. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barkman's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Barkman is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucas R Pitts, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 3007
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lucas Pitts' areas of specialization are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include intensive care, CT scan, and whooping cough (pertussis). Dr. Pitts is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pitts is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Whooping Cough, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent M Lem, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Vincent Lem, who practices in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Lem is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Lem is professionally affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Dr. Lem takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Interstitial Lung Disease, Shortness of Breath, Chronic Cough

Dr. Erica Anne Molitor-Kirsch, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
2401 Gillham Road; Children's Mercy Hospital, Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Erica Molitor-Kirsch works as a pediatric critical care specialist. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Molitor-Kirsch attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Franklin Ray Quijano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3007, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Franklin Quijano specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Quijano's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quijano accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Quijano performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Stenosis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy L Williamson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3007, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Williamson is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include intensive care, CT scan, and bronchoscopy. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Williamson graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Williamson is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Chest Pain, Sarcoidosis, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven W Stites, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3011
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Steven Stites sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Stites's clinical interests: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Stites has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Taylor Dwyer III, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3007, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Dwyer is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dwyer include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System for his residency. Dr. Dwyer is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carole Elizabeth Freiberger-OKeefe, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Carole Freiberger-O'Keefe is a critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Freiberger-O'Keefe takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She is affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Dr. Martin Leo De Ruyter, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Dept Anesthesiology, Mail Stop 1034
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Martin De Ruyter specializes in anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. De Ruyter's areas of expertise include the following: outpatient care, musculoskeletal problems, and regional anesthesia. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. De Ruyter completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. De Ruyter is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Liver Transplant, Outpatient Care, Intensive Care, Musculoskeletal Problems, Regional ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert D Winfield, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Robert Winfield works as an anesthesiologist, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist. Dr. Winfield's areas of expertise include the following: concussion, intensive care, and gallstones. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and a graduate of Shands at the University of Florida's residency program. His professional affiliations include Christian Hospital and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Appendicitis, Gallstones, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Sepsis, Brain Injury, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
3901 Rainbow Blvd Mail Stop 3007
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Laura Thomas' areas of specialization are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine); she sees patients in Kansas City, KS. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Her clinical interests include intensive care, sleep apnea, and bronchitis. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Q Simpson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Steven Simpson specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simpson include intensive care, bronchoscopy, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Simpson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Simpson speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Needle Biopsy, Intensive Care, Laser Ablation, Lung Problems, CT Scan, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. A. Michael Michael Borkon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. A. Borkon is a cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Borkon studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Borkon's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Yong Yun Han, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Yong Han is a pediatric critical care specialist. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Texas Children's Hospital, Dr. Han attended Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Damien Ryker Stevens, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Medical Office Building - Level 5
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Damien Stevens practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Stevens's areas of expertise include the following: sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and snoring. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Stevens attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Sore ... (Read 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.