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

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Dr. A. Michael Michael Borkon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. A. Borkon's specialties are cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Borkon takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Gregory Howard Howell, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

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

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

Dr. Scott G Sagraves, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Scott Sagraves' specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Kansas City, MO. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Before completing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Sagraves attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Dr. Timothy Michael Saettele, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Saettele specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Kansas City, MO. His clinical interests encompass lung cancer and bronchoscopy. Dr. Saettele takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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

Dr. Andrew Brian Schlachter, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
4321 Washington Street; Suite 6000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Schlachter sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialties are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Schlachter is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schlachter accepts. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schlachter trained at Rush University Medical Center.

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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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