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

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

Dr. Omokhaye Higo is an anesthesiology, emergency medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Washington, MO and Saint Louis, MO. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Higo attended medical school at the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences. He is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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

Dr. Adeel Khan's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Washington, MO. Dr. Khan accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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

Dr. William Galli sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Washington, MO. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Galli is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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

Dr. Erin Gibbons works as an anesthesiologist and intensive care specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Gibbons's areas of expertise include intensive care and anesthesia. Dr. Gibbons is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Gibbons is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Gibbons is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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.