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

Dr. Brian Kerr's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Toms River, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Whiting, NJ. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kerr takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. 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
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Walter Wynkoop practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Brick, NJ. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. Dr. Wynkoop honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Wynkoop's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Patrick Alcasid's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung problems. Dr. Alcasid is affiliated with Community Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, he performed his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems

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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Pramukh Swami Medical College. He is professionally 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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Toms River, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Forked River, NJ. Dr. Kamel is professionally 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamel takes.

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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.