We found 4 critical care specialists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Falls Church, VA.

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Dr. Anne Grace Rizzo, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
6565 Arlington Boulevard; 500
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Anne Rizzo's medical specialty is trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Rizzo's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Volunteer of the Year, Aviano Air Force Base and Academic Scholars Award, New York State. Dr. Rizzo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. She is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Dr. Amit Raizada Vaid, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1715 N George Mason Drive; 106
Arlington, VA
 

Dr. Amit Vaid works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Annandale, VA and Arlington, VA. In addition to English, Dr. Vaid (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Vaid attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Vaid is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
6565 Arlington Boulevard; 500
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Lawrence Roberts' specialties are trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is professionally affiliated with Mary Washington Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Roberts takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Oakland. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Juan Abril practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Abril attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Abril has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Abril (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Inova and Mary Washington Hospital.

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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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