We found 11 critical care specialists near Renton, WA.

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Hina Sahi M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (244 ratings)
Address: 601 S Carr Road, Renton, WA 98055
Phone: 206-505-1300
Clinical Interests: empyema, airway foreign bodies, beryllium disease ... (Read more)
Suzanne Boyer Krell MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Critical Care
Address: 4011 S Talbot Road, Renton, WA 98055
Dr. Robert Leon Clark MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 17058 SE 58th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006
William Y. Park MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Critical Care
Address: 4011 S Talbot Road, Renton, WA 98055
Richard Dong Suk Kim MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Critical Care
Address: 4011 S Talbot Road, Renton, WA 98055
Wynne Chen MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Adult Critical Care
Address: 4011 S Talbot Road, Renton, WA 98055
Richard J. Wall MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Critical Care
Average rating 4.81 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 4011 S Talbot Road, Renton, WA 98055
Stefanie Nunez MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Critical Care
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 4011 S Talbot Road, Renton, WA 98055
Brooks Benjamin Ohlson MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 400 S 43rd Street, Renton, WA 98055
Surafel Befekadu Gezahegne MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 4011 S Talbot Road, Renton, WA 98055
Tatyana V. Klimok RN
Specializes in Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
Address: 400 S 43rd Street, Renton, WA 98055
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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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