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We found 4 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 sees patients in Saint Joseph, MO and Cameron, MO. Her medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Brecheisen has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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Dr. Hemant K Sheth, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1502 N 36th Street; Suite B
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Hemant Sheth is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheth honors. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College. He is professionally 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's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mitchem is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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Dr. Sonica Saini, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
5301 Faraon Street; Suite 210b
St.joseph, MO
 

Dr. Sonica Saini practices pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Saini is affiliated with Mosaic Life Care. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saini honors. She graduated from Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University.

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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.