We found 4 critical care specialists who accept Total Health Care near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

Dr. Christopher W Hughes, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
21000 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 100
Saint Clair Shore, MI

Dr. Christopher Hughes is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Saint Clair Shores, MI. Dr. Hughes is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hughes honors. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: X-Rays

Dr. Thomas Edward Knuth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
22151 Moross Road; Pb1, Suite B145
Detroit, MI

Dr. Thomas Knuth's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). In his practice, Dr. Knuth focuses on hernia. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit).

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Clinical interests: Hernia

Dr. Gamal Mostafa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
29000 Little Mack Avenue; Suite 500
Saint Clair Shores, MI

Dr. Gamal Mostafa is a general surgeon and intensive care specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and liver cancer. His professional affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mostafa accepts. He attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic and Howard University Hospital for residency. He speaks Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc L Cullen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Critical Care
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 303
Detroit, MI

Dr. Marc Cullen's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and pediatric critical care; he sees patients in Detroit, MI, Macomb, MI, and Novi, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of burns and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Cullen is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit). He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cullen takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Burns, Skin Issues, X-Rays

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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.
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