We found 4 critical care specialists who accept Medicare near Washington, MO.

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Dr. William Paul Galli, DO
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
901 E. Fifth Street
Washington, MO

Dr. William Galli is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Galli honors Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
901 Patients First Drive; Pulmonary Division 2nd Floor
Washington, MO

Dr. Adeel Khan's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Washington, MO. Dr. Khan's education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Erin Anne Gibbons, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
5201 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO

Dr. Erin Gibbons practices anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Gibbons include intensive care and anesthesia. Dr. Gibbons's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Gibbons is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Gibbons's education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Anesthesia

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
901 E. 5th Street
Washington, MO

Dr. Omokhaye Higo is a specialist in anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Higo is a graduate of the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program.

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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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