We found 5 critical care specialists who accept Coventry Bronze near Akron, OH.

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Dr. Christopher K Page-Goertz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
214 W. Bowery Street; Intensive Care, Unit - Akron
Akron, OH
 

Dr. Christopher Page-Goertz is a pediatric critical care specialist in Akron, OH and Cleveland, OH. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Page-Goertz takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Akron Children's Hospital and MetroHealth.

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Dr. Michael Theodore Bigham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
214 W. Bowery Street; Intensive Care, Unit - Akron
Akron, OH
 

Dr. Michael Bigham specializes in pediatric critical care and practices in Akron, OH, Cincinnati, OH, and Cleveland, OH. Dr. Bigham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Akron Children's Hospital and MetroHealth. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bigham honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctor.

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Dr. James B Besunder, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
214 W. Bowery Street; Intensive Care, Unit - Akron
Akron, OH
 

Dr. James Besunder sees patients in Akron, OH and Cleveland, OH. His medical specialty is pediatric critical care. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Besunder takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Besunder has received the following distinctions: Best Doctor Best Doctors Best Doctor; Best Doctor Best Doctor Best Doctor; and Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Akron Children's Hospital and MetroHealth.

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Dr. Ryan A Nofziger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
214 W. Bowery Street; Intensive Care, Unit - Akron
Akron, OH
 

Dr. Ryan Nofziger's area of specialization is pediatric critical care. Dr. Nofziger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Akron Children's Hospital and MetroHealth. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Nofziger's residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Dr. Patricia L Raimer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
214 W. Bowery Street; Intensive Care, Unit - Akron
Akron, OH
 

Dr. Patricia Raimer practices pediatric critical care in Akron, OH. Dr. Raimer is affiliated with Akron Children's Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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