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We found 6 critical care specialists who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1000 near Bronx, NY.

Dr. Kashif Raza, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Infectious Disease, Adult Pulmonology
622 West 168th Street; Floor: 14, Presbyterian Hospital Building (ph)
New York, NY

Dr. Kashif Raza practices adult critical care, adult infectious disease, and adult pulmonology. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending Nishtar Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Dr. Raza is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Sophie Yusuf Naz, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
Montefiore Medical Park at 1625 Poplar; 1625 Poplar Street
Bronx, NY

Dr. Sofia Naz is a specialist in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She has indicated that her clinical interests include surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Naz studied medicine at St. George's, University of London. Her medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Naz's professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures

Dr. Beth Rachel Hochman, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY

Dr. Beth Hochman is a surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Her clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Hochman accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Hochman attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Hochman has received distinctions including Visiting Surgeon, Tenwek Hospital, Kenya; Lecture by Invitation: "Stump the Professor", PennTRAC Conference, Pennsylvania; and Visiting Surgery Resident, Lady Willingdon Hospital, India.

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Clinical interests: Appendectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. James Gasperino, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY

Dr. James Gasperino's area of specialization is adult critical care. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Dr. Gasperino takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Gasperino (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Dr. Michael Anthony Devita, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
506 Lenox Avenue; Room 14-106
New York, NY

Dr. Michael Devita's areas of specialization are adult critical care and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Devita is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Edward Chao, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
1400 Pelham Parkway S
Bronx, NY

Dr. Edward Chao is a trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Dr. Chao is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He graduated from The University of Sydney Medical School. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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.