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We found 3 critical care specialists who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near East Norriton, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
686 Dekalb Park; Suite 201
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Bosse's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Bosse is affiliated with Abington Health. Dr. Bosse is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Critical Care
609 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 120
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Richard Mercier specializes in adult cardiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among Dr. Mercier's clinical interests: heart problems and stress testing. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Stress Testing

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
609 W Germantown Pike; Suite 210
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Eric Shakespeare is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in sleep disorders. Dr. Shakespeare accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Shakespeare is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders

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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.