We found 4 critical care specialists who accept Medicare near Washington, MO.

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Dr. William Paul Galli, DO
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
901 East Fifth Street
Washington, MO

Dr. William Galli is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Galli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital St. Louis and Mercy Hospital Washington.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
901 Patients First Drive; Pulmonary Division 2nd Floor
Washington, MO

Dr. Adeel Khan is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Khan attended Dow Medical College for medical school.

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Dr. Erin Anne Gibbons, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
5201 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO

Dr. Erin Gibbons is an anesthesiologist and critical care specialist. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Gibbons completed Dr. Gibbons's residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Gibbons's areas of expertise include the following: intensive care and anesthesia. Dr. Gibbons takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Gibbons is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Anesthesia

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
901 E. 5th Street
Washington, MO

Dr. Omokhaye Higo is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Higo is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program.

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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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