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

Dr. Brian Kerr is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Kerr attended medical school at New York Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Kerr average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, TRICARE, and more.

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

Dr. Patrick Alcasid practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Brick, NJ. He attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His residency was performed at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Alcasid is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alcasid is 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's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shah takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE. He 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 an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Kamel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, TRICARE, and more. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He 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.