We found 10 critical care specialists near Columbia, TN.

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Jon  L. Freels
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Pulmonology (Lung & Respiratory Disease), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Adult Critical Care
Address: 1222 Trotwood Avenue, Columbia, TN 38401
J. Spencer Jensen, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, General Practice, Adult Critical Care
Address: 1222 Trotwood Avenue, Columbia, TN 38401
Erik J. Iversen M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1222 Trotwood Avenue, Columbia, TN 38401
Clinical Interests: pain management
Lawrence W. Freund D.O.
Specializes in Cardiac Anesthesiology, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 1224 Trotwood Avenue, Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 931-381-1111
Dr. Joe Philip M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 1224 Trotwood Avenue, Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 931-381-1111
Thomas E. Quinn M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
Address: 1224 Trotwood Avenue, Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 931-381-1111
Maura J. Lipp MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
Address: 1224 Trotwood Avenue, Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 931-381-1111
Dr. Brett Charles Norman M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
Address: 1224 Trotwood Avenue, Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 931-381-1111
Karthik Jothianandan M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 1224 Trotwood Avenue, Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 931-381-1111
Anita Kelso Langston APRN
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: Union Place Court, Columbia, TN 38401
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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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