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We found 5 critical care specialists who accept Amerigroup near Valhalla, NY.

Dr. Ashutosh Kaul, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
Surgical Intensiveists, Pc; Dept. Surg., Nymc.
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Ashutosh Kaul is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Kaul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaul include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Kaul's professional affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group, Westchester Medical Center, and Greenwich Hospital. He graduated from LLRM Medical College, Meerut and then he performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaul takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Weight Loss Surgery

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Dr. Jay Andrew Yelon, MD, DO
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
100 Woods Road; Suite 06a
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Jay Yelon specializes in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He accepts Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yelon attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Yelon is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
Department of Surgery, Nymc; Munger Pavilion
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Ha, who practices in Middletown, NY and Valhalla, NY, is a medical specialist in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He attended medical school at The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ha honors. Dr. Ha is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Matthew Jason Kapklein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Matthew Kapklein practices pediatric critical care in Valhalla, NY. Dr. Kapklein attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kapklein honors. Dr. Kapklein (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1700
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. John Savino works as a surgeon and intensivist. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is a graduate of Sapienza University of Rome.

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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.