We found 4 critical care specialists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1418 near Naples, FL.

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Dr. Sadiq J Al-Nakeeb, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6101 Pine Ridge Road; Dept Pulmonary Medicine, 2nd Floor
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Sadiq Al-Nakeeb specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Naples, FL. Dr. Al-Nakeeb takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine.

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Dr. Vinay M Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
311 9th Street N; Suite 100
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Vinay Patel is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
680 2nd Avenue N; Suite 201
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Everett Alsbrook, who practices in Naples, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
311 9th Street N; #100
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Howard Cohen's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Naples, FL. Dr. Cohen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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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