Critical Care Medicine | Springfield Clinic
Medical Specialties & Services

Critical Care Medicine

Critical Care Medicine specialists, also known as Intensivists, treat patients with critical illness, many of whom have sustained or are at risk of suffering failure of at least one organ system and require intensive care.

Critical Care Medicine is a dynamic area of medical practice that has evolved into a specialized service based on evidence from high-quality studies. Our Critical Care Intensivists are certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. They lead an inter-disciplinary medical team and collaborate with other specialists, when needed, to ensure you and your loved ones receive the best evidence-based medical care.

Most importantly, a Critical Care Medicine specialist is available to you and your family to provide care 24/7. When you need a doctor in the ICU, an Intensivist is there for you and will collaborate with your primary care physician.  

Care for patients in and after ICU care can be complex and sometimes stressful, so it’s helpful, as well as comforting, to know what to expect. We encourage patients to utilize the resources in the tab below to learn more about the ICU experience and how to stay engaged in the care provided.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Society of Critical Care Medicine

• Patient & Family Resources

• Post Intensive Care Syndrome