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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5401 S Congress Avenue; #204
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Alan Bakst is an Atlantis, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Bakst is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bakst is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bakst's distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
4801 S Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Gary Richman is a Lake Worth, FL physician who specializes in anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine, and pediatric critical care. Dr. Richman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5401 South Congress Avenue; Suite 204
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Denzil Seedial is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Atlantis, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Seedial is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Dr. Wambura Neema Mkono, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10075 Jog Road; Suite 311
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Wambura Mkono specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Mkono takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Transplant Surgery
180 Jfk Drive; Suite 320
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Waqas Ghumman is an adult critical care specialist, adult cardiologist, and vascular surgeon. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Shahida Bashir, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine
10075 Jog Road; Suite 202
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Shahida Bashir is a pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), critical care (intensive care medicine), and sleep medicine specialist. Dr. Bashir is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5401 South Congress Avenue; Suite 204
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Luis Pena-Hernandez is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Atlantis, FL. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Pena-Hernandez graduated from Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Jonathan Ryan Schroeder, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5401 South Congress Avenue; Suite 204
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Schroeder is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Schroeder is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
555 North Congress Avenue; Suite 206
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jean Claude Labissiere practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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