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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 is a cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist 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 is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Borkon has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Borkon's professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Howell is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Howell's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is 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' medical specialty is general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Sagraves completed his residency training at Maricopa Medical Center. He 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 works as an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Saettele include lung cancer and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Saettele accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency.

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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's areas of specialization are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Kansas City, MO. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schlachter accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schlachter trained at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally 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.