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Merrill Ralph Nisam MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 1100 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939
Phone: 415-924-1214
Clinical Interests: sleep disorders, pulmonary fibrosis, lung problems ... (Read more)
"I went to Dr. Nissam after having a persistent cough for 8 months and my GP referred me to him after their efforts hadn't had any effect. He felt the glands around my neck, looked in my mouth and nose, felt my jaw. Then said I should have a blood test for allergies, a NiOx test and a sleep study in case of Apnea. I didn't know what Apnea would have to do with a cough but I was open to whatever would fix the problem so I happily went along with it all. Went and did all the tests, read all the reports as they came in. Then I had a follow-up visit with him where he read the results of the tests to me and said, "Okay, are we good?" Um... No? I could read the results of each test, but what is the diagnosis? How do we cure the cough? Is it asthma? "Maybe." The blood test showed no allergies. "Well, maybe not." Should I be taking Singular? "Do you want to?" I wasn't asking to take medicine, I was asking if I SHOULD take the medicine and how to get rid of he cough. I left his office with nothing but a vague, "keep using this steroid inhaler and see if sometimes you can wean yourself down to once a day and come back for a check-up next year." My cough still persists... So frustrating. I've asked my GP for a referral to someone else."
February 2, 2018
Franciscus Marius Delen MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Phone: 415-729-3950
Mr. Christopher Reid Brown MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Critical Care
Address: 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Phone: 415-923-3421
Clinical Interests: emphysema, lung problems, asthma ... (Read more)
Dr. David Palestrant M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
Address: 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Phone: 415-463-1616
Clinical Interests: autoimmune diseases, carotid artery disease, neurocritical care ... (Read more)
Dr. Robert Lee Newbury MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Phone: 415-925-7000
Dr. Dinah M. Bukowski M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 1260 S Eliseo Drive, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Guy Shir Livnat MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1100 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939
Phone: 415-924-1214
George S. Horng MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Phone: 415-923-3421
Dr. Scot H. Merrick MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2 Bon Air Road, Larkspur, CA 94939
Phone: 415-927-0666
James Scott Sinnott MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
Average rating 2.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 99 Montecillo Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
Laura Worth Eberhard MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
Address: 99 Montecillo Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
Martin K. Reriani MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1000 Oak Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960
Patricia Bell MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
Address: 99 Montecillo Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
Mr. Anthony Thomas Nye ACNP-BC, APRN AG
Specializes in Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Phone: 415-925-7550
Mrs. Melissa Patricia Hinds R.N.
Specializes in Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 99 Montecillo Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
Humphrey Ogg
Specializes in Addiction, Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Home Health, Emergency Medicine
Address: 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, CA 94904
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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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