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Trenton Nauser
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Pulmonology (Lung & Respiratory Disease), General Practice, Adult Critical Care
Address: 4801 E Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64128
Clinical Interests: bronchiectasis, mechanical ventilation, pleural effusion (water on the lungs) ... (Read more)
Dr. Monisha Das M.D
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Primary Care, Adult Critical Care
Average rating 4.86 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 4321 Washington Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-756-2255
Clinical Interests: bronchoscopy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema ... (Read more)
Vincent M. Lem M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Primary Care, Adult Critical Care
Average rating 4.91 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
Address: 4321 Washington Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-932-3500
Clinical Interests: pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, shortness of breath (dyspnea) ... (Read more)
Dr. Michelle Marie Haines MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 4401 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-932-3679
Clinical Interests: transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), anesthesia, intensive care
Harold William Barkman Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160
Clinical Interests: pleurisy, snoring, sleep apnea ... (Read more)
Gregory Howard Howell M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Primary Care, Adult Critical Care
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 4321 Washington Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-756-2255
Clinical Interests: bronchoscopy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease ... (Read more)
Justin Larkin Ranes M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 2790 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816-691-5098
Andrea Kristine Anthony M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 2790 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816-691-5098
Clinical Interests: asthma, allergies
Alexis Harper Meredith M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 2790 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816-691-5098
Dr. Shais Shafi Jallu MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Primary Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Critical Care
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 4321 Washington Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-756-2255
Dr. Carole Elizabeth Freiberger-O'Keefe D.O.
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine), Adult Critical Care
Address: 4401 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-932-3679
Diana S. Dark MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Primary Care, Adult Critical Care
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 4320 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-932-6100
Clinical Interests: pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease ... (Read more)
Mr. Lucas Pitts MD
Specializes in Pulmonology (Lung & Respiratory Disease), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160
Clinical Interests: autoimmune diseases, pleurisy, navigational bronchoscopy ... (Read more)
Timothy T. Dwyer III M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: Kansas City, KS
Clinical Interests: pleurisy, wheezing, interstitial lung disease ... (Read more)
Dr. Deepika Polineni M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: Kansas City, KS
Clinical Interests: thoracic (chest) problems, lung problems, thoracentesis ... (Read more)
Franklin R. Quijano M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160
Clinical Interests: autoimmune diseases, pleurisy, navigational bronchoscopy ... (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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