What is Critical Care?
Critical Care Medicine is the branch of medicine that specializes in the care of patients whose condition is life-threatening and who require comprehensive care and constant monitoring, usually in a critical or intensive care unit.
Who Takes Care of You?
In the event you or any member of your family require care in a Critical Care Unit, you would be attended to by physicians who are board certified in Critical Care Medicine and have the latest training in all aspects of Critical Care. Communication between health care providers and family members is an important part of Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care physicians work closely with your private physician, medical/surgical specialists, as well as ancillary professionals to coordinate the care provided to the critically ill patient.
Pulmonary and Critical Care
Our physicians meet regularly with the patient and family to provide information regarding the patient’s diagnosis, condition, treatment plan, and prognosis. They work with the patient and their family to ensure the treatment plan is consistent with the patient’s previously stated or written wishes. The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is a group of physicians and scientists caring for patients who have diseases related to lungs and breathing.
We provide state-of-the-art clinical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment services to patients with health problems such as:
- Acute and Chronic Pulmonary Emboli
- Emphysema, including Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
- Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Lung Cancer
- Lung Transplantation
- Granulomatous Lung Diseases
- Portopulmonary Hypertension
- Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
- Fungal Infections of the Lung
- Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s Granulomatosis)
Pulmonary and Critical Care features state-of-the-art facilities that help in the diagnosis and treatment of patients including:
- Pulmonary Function Laboratory
- Center for Sleep Medicine
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
- Critical Care Service
- Bronchoscopy Service
Patient care and research are integrated to provide the very best care for our patients and to advance the science of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.