We found 5 critical care specialists who accept Aetna Select near Kansas City, MO.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. A. Borkon practices cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Borkon has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Howell is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Kansas City, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Howell include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Howell is affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Lung Tumor, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Scott Sagraves works as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensivist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Sagraves is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Maricopa Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Sagraves is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Saettele is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. He has a special interest in lung cancer and bronchoscopy. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Saettele obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer

Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Schlachter is a specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Kansas City, MO. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schlachter honors. Dr. Schlachter is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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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