We found 4 critical care specialists who accept Family Health Plus near Cooperstown, NY.

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. Patrick Dietz is a vascular surgeon and intensive care specialist. Dr. Dietz accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Dietz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. Edward Priem is a Cooperstown, NY physician who specializes in adult critical care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Priem (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Anesthesiology
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. Robert Lipson is an adult critical care specialist and anesthesiologist. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Lipson attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto General Hospital, and Toronto Western Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 7/78-12/79 Research Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto.; Dr. Alan E. Gross, Professor & Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Toronto General; and Mt. Sinai Hospitals. Vascularized Skeletal Tissue Allotransplantation.. Dr. Lipson speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY
 

Dr. James Kruse, who practices in Cooperstown, NY, is a medical specialist in adult critical care. Dr. Kruse (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kruse 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.
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