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

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, who practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Borkon is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Borkon trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Howell graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His areas of expertise include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Gary Sagraves, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Scott Sagraves specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Sagraves attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Sagraves is 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 is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Saettele focuses on lung cancer and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Saettele attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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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 works as a pulmonologist and intensive care specialist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Schlachter is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schlachter honors. He attended medical school at 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.