We found 6 critical care specialists who accept Silver Compass 4000 near Orange City, FL.

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Dr. Karuna Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Karuna Ahuja practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at GSVM Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chest CT Scan, Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Radhika Madaan Verma, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Radhika Verma's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verma takes. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Travis Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Smith performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Kristal Carthan works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Carthan is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Carthan is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Polysomnography, Pulmonary Function Test, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt H Bowman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Bowman specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Bowman attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Bowman is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Kevin Scanlon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Edward Scanlon, who practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Scanlon graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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. Scanlon is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, ... (Read 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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