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Allen Frederick Namath Gromme MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (53 ratings)
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA

Dr. Allen Namath specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Namath attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of intensive care and lung problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Namath honors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Estela Del Carmen Ayala Meyer MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (79 ratings)
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA

Dr. Estela Ayala specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Ayala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Ayala has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Tomomi Oka MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA

Dr. Tomomi Oka is a specialist in thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). In his practice, Dr. Oka focuses on thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Oka honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Keio University. For his residency, Dr. Oka trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He speaks Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures

Ganesh Krishna MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.69 stars out of 5 (63 ratings)
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA

Dr. Ganesh Krishna works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Mountain View, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Krishna's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krishna honors. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Krishna attended medical school at Tirunelveli Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Krishna has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstruct ... (Read more)

Judy Huang MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (104 ratings)
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA

Dr. Judy Huang practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Huang completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Huang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Apurva Marfatia MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (72 ratings)
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA

Dr. Apurva Marfatia is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marfatia is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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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