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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). Dr. Rizzo is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital. She takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Rizzo attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Rizzo's distinctions include: Volunteer of the Year, Aviano Air Force Base and Academic Scholars Award, New York State. In addition to English, Dr. Rizzo (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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

Dr. Lawrence Roberts is a specialist in trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Fredericksburg, VA and Falls Church, VA. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Roberts trained at Naval Hospital Oakland. Dr. Roberts is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Roberts's professional affiliations include Mary Washington Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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

Dr. Amit Vaid is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Annandale, VA and Arlington, VA. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Vaid is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Vaid (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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

Dr. Juan Abril's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Abril attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Abril (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Dr. Abril is affiliated with 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.