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We found 4 critical care specialists who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS near Durham, NC.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3100 Tower Boulevard; Suite 406
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Dennis Wang's areas of specialization are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include abdominal surgery. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Person Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University for his residency. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3100 Tower Boulevard; Suite 406
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Joel Goodwin's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Before completing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Goodwin attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include abdominal surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodwin takes. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Goodwin is professionally affiliated with Person Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Rebecca Smith works as a pediatric critical care specialist in Durham, NC and Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
3100 Tower Boulevard; Suite 406
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Matthew Indeck sees patients in Durham, NC. His medical specialties are surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Indeck is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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.