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 practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is professionally affiliated with Person Memorial Hospital. After attending Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Wang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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

Dr. Joel Goodwin practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is especially interested in abdominal surgery. Dr. Goodwin is affiliated with Person Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Goodwin offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Rebecca Smith works as a pediatric critical care specialist. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed 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 is a medical specialist in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Indeck is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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