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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
457 Jack Martin Boulevard; Suite 4
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Kerr specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Toms River, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Forked River, NJ. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kerr is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Kerr is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
457 Jack Martin Boulevard; Suite 4
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Patrick Alcasid, who practices in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Brick, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alcasid is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Dr. Dhiren A Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
457 Jack Martin Boulevard; Suite 4
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Dhiren Shah, who practices in Toms River, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Whiting, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. Dr. Shah takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Pramukh Swami Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
457 Jack Martin Boulevard; Suite 4
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Emad Kamel is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kamel is affiliated with Community Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE.

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Dr. Gregory John Cunningham, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
700 Route 71 & Crescent Place
Sea Girt, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Cunningham is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Sea Girt, NJ. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Cunningham is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Critical Care
2420 Highway 34
Manasquan, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Lepis is an obstetrics & gynecology and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lepis completed his residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lepis is an in-network provider for QualCare and Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
111 Princeton Avenue
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Becker specializes in trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Brick, NJ. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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.