We found 4 critical care specialists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1423 near Saint Augustine, FL.

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Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care, Geriatrics
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
232 Southpark Circle E
St Augustine, FL

Dr. Michael Tessler works as a general practitioner, surgeon, and family practitioner. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Tessler studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Javier Francisco Aduen MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
300 Health Park Boulevard; Suite 4000
St Augustine, FL

Dr. Javier Aduen is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care
300 Health Park Boulevard; Suite 4000
St Augustine, FL

Dr. Faisal Usman works as an adult critical care specialist. Dr. Usman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2758 Us 1 South
St Augustine, FL

Dr. Manoj Prakash is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Saint Augustine, FL. Dr. Prakash's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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