Intensivist Summary: An Intensivist is a physician specializing in the diagnosis and management of life threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. An Intensivist may care for a patient requiring support for hemodynamic instability (hypertension/hypotension), airway or respiratory compromise (such as ventilator support), acute renal failure, potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmias, or the cumulative effects of multiple organ failure. An Intensivist closely monitors their critically ill patients and must determine whether or not they have a reasonable chance of recovery to stay in the ICU. The intensivist works to keep the patient alive and helps the patient fight the condition which landed her or him in the ICU, with the goal of helping the patient recover.
What is an
Intensivists are physicians who have special training in critical care. Intensivists treat seriously ill or injured patients.
Who does an Intensivist work with?
An Intensivist works with: surgeons, nurses, specialists and therapists to evaluate patients. The Intensivist then treats the patients based on the collaboration.
How do I find an Intensivist in my city and state?
The wellness.com directory will help you locate an Intensivist in your state. Select Intensivist from the professionals menu and select the state that you are looking to locate an Intensivist in. After you have located your state, find the city that you will need an Intensivist in. Select the state and city and you will see a list of Intensivists in your city and state.
Intensivist Related Terms: Intensive Care, ICU, Intensivist, ER, Emergency, Critical Care