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We found 5 critical care specialists who accept Total Health Care near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

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

Dr. Christopher Hughes specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hughes attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for residency. Dr. Hughes has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: X-Rays

Dr. William A Ventimiglia, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
50505 Schoenherr; Suite 290
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. William Ventimiglia is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ventimiglia accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Knuth include hernia. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He trained at Tripler Army Medical Center for his residency.

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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 practices general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among Dr. Mostafa's clinical interests: pancreas problems, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and liver cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic and Howard University Hospital, Dr. Mostafa attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Marc Cullen is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and pediatric critical care. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: burns and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cullen honors. Dr. Cullen is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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.