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We found 4 critical care specialists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Winston-salem, NC.

Dr. Andrew Michael Namen, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-salem, NC
 

Dr. Andrew Namen's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Namen is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-salem, NC
 

Dr. Steve Zanders' medical specialty is adult critical care. Dr. Zanders's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary's Regional Medical Center and North Colorado Medical Center. After attending the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-salem, NC
 

Dr. Jordan Terasaki is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Terasaki accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC
 

Dr. Andrew Nunn is a Winston-Salem, NC physician who specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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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.