We found 3 critical care specialists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Saint Joseph, MO.

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Dr. Nancy Louise Brecheisen, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5301 Faraon Street; Suite 210
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Nancy Brecheisen is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in Saint Joseph, MO and Cameron, MO. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brecheisen takes. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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Dr. Randall E Mitchem, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5301 Faraon; Suite 210
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Randall Mitchem works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mitchem attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5301 Faraon Street; Suite 210b
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Sonica Saini works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saini attended medical school at Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She is professionally affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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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.