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We found 5 critical care specialists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Kenner, LA.

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Dr. Richard Steven Tejedor, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
180 W Esplanade Avenue
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. Richard Tejedor practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tejedor is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Rodney Bruce Steiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
4720 South I-10 Service Road West; Suite 401
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Rodney Steiner is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Steiner attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, Tulane Medical Center, and Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
180 W Esplanade Avenue
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. Carol Mason is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. She studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Mason accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
200 W Esplanade Avenue; Suite 205
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. Judd Shellito sees patients in New Orleans, LA and Kenner, LA. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shellito is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4200 Houma Boulevard
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Anitha Christopher sees patients in Metairie, LA. Her medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, 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.