We found 78 critical care specialists near Grand Rapids, MI.

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Emily Adele Gualtieri Riley M.D.
Specializes in Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist), Adult Critical Care
Address: 200 SE Jefferson Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
David Chi Ming Shen MD
Specializes in Pulmonology (Lung & Respiratory Disease), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist), Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 310 SE Lafayette Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Oluwaseun Davies M.D
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
Address: 200 SE Jefferson Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Brian R. Plaisier MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 220 SE Cherry Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Dr. Kathryn Kleaveland M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 4100 SE Lake Drive, Kentwood, MI 49546
Dr. Hani Murad M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
Address: 200 SE Jefferson Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Julie Marie Bourbonnais MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 220 SE Cherry Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Marc Alan Hoeksema MD
Specializes in Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine), Surgery
Address: 220 SE Cherry Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Matthew J. Rossing MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 200 SE Jefferson Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Matthew S. Dikin DO
Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Adult Critical Care
Address: 200 SE Jefferson Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Nabil E. Hassan MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pediatric Critical Care
Address: 100 Michigan Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Clinical Interests: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Todd Vroegop PA-C
Specializes in Family Medicine, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 2060 E Paris Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Dr. Shelley Lynn Schmidt MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 4100 SE Lake Drive, Kentwood, MI 49546
Brent J. Goslin MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 221 NE Michigan Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Donald J. Scholten MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 4069 SE Lake Drive, Kentwood, MI 49546
Paul D. Harris DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 310 SE Lafayette Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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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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