We found 5 critical care specialists who accept BlueSelect Essential 1452 near Largo, FL.

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Dr. Tammy Linh Nguyen Ferro, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12199 Indian Rocks Road; Suite 2
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Tammy Ferro is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ferro attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Phoenix VA Health Care System and Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferro (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Ferro is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital (Georgia), and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Berc C Sarafian, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1920 W Bay Drive; Suite 6
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Berc Sarafian is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Sarafian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Sarafian is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Northside Hospital (Georgia). He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Sarafian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Trigger ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Harlan Epstein, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 210
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jay Epstein is an anesthesiologist and intensivist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Epstein attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Matthew H Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Smith practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Largo, FL. Dr. Smith's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic. He 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. Smith attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University.

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Dr. Christina E Rigas, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christina Rigas' medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic. She 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. Dr. Rigas studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Rigas's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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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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