Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine is a specialty that involves the management of patients with life threatening complex medical illness.
The Critical Care Medicine physician coordinates the care of the critically ill patient in the hospital with other medical or surgical specialties. The CCM physician meets with the patient and family to provide information regarding the patient’s condition, diagnosis, testing, treatment and prognosis.
Procedures used to help support the patient and identify the cause of the critical problem include intubation, central venous catheterization, arterial cannulation, pulmonary artery catheterization, thoracentesis, bronchoscopy, lumbar puncture, paracentesis, and chest tube thoracostomy.
Our Board Certified Critical Care Physicians are contracted to manage the Intensivist Programs at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, California and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, California.
Link to our Critical Care Website