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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3 Plaza Drive; Suite 2
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Kerr works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Toms River, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Forked River, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kerr accepts. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Kerr is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3 Plaza Drive; Suite 2
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Patrick Alcasid is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Brick, NJ. Before performing his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Alcasid attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Dr. Alcasid honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. 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
3 Plaza Drive; Suite 2, Holiday City
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Dhiren Shah sees patients in Toms River, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Whiting, NJ. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah is a graduate of Pramukh Swami Medical College. He is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3 Plaza Drive; Suite 2, Holiday City
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Emad Kamel is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kamel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Kamel is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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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.