Bay Area Chest Physicians

In Hospital Services

  • CRITICAL CARE MANAGEMENT
    High-quality critical care for multiple severe illnesses such as Sepsis, Respiratory Failure, uncontrolled blood pressure and diabetes among others and often involves procedures such as intubation, ventilator management, placement of central IV lines, bronchoscopy among others. Care in all ICUs is performed with a multidisciplinary team which includes nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, nutritionists and care coordinators.

    NEURO CRITICAL CARE MANAGEMENT

    High quality care for neurologic emergencies such as acute stroke, bleeding in the brain, and seizures among many others. Our physicians work closely with Neurologists and Neurosurgeons to provide State of the Art Neuro Critical Care.

    CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY CRITICAL CARE MANAGEMENT
    Our physicians work closely with Cardiothoracic surgeons to provide high quality Critical Care for patients undergoing surgeries that include open heart surgery, cardiac bypass, valve replacements, resection of lung tumors as well as procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVR).

    BRONCHOSCOPY
    Procedure that involves use of a small flexible scope used to evaluate the airways and perform biopsies. A special type of bronchoscopy (EBUS) uses a small ultrasound probe at the end of the scope to biopsy masses in the middle part of the chest. Some providers at Bay Area Chest Physicians perform Navigational Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscopy (ION) which is amazing new technology which can allow sampling of even very small nodules in the chest. In certain cases this can lead to early diagnosis of lung cancer which can improve outcomes.

    TEACHING SERVICES
    All of our physicians are Assistant (?) Professors at the University of South Florida School of Medicine and provide high quality Hospitalist care assisting some of our Local Primary Care Providers. This involves teaching of Family Practice Interns and Residents at Morton Plant Hospital.

    PULMONARY CONSULTATION
    Provide consultation, expertise and treatment for multiple pulmonary, breathing and sleep problems while in the hospital such as COPD, emphysema, asthma, pneumonia, among many others.

    INTUBATION
    Carefully placing a tube into the windpipe, and connecting this tube to a ventilator in order to assist breathing when patients are unable to adequately breathe on their own

    CENTRAL LINE PLACEMENT
    Placing a large IV often in the neck and shoulder area in patients who often are critically ill and need multiple intravenous medications and frequent blood draws.

    THORACENTESIS

    Procedure that involves drainage of fluid in the chest by temporary placement of a small flexible catheter.

    CHEST TUBE
    Procedure that involves drainage of fluid in the chest by placement of a small flexible catheter that may remain in the chest for several days.

In Hospital Services - Morton Plant Hospital - Clearwater, Florida

Morton Plant Hospital – Clearwater, Florida

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Mease Dunedin Hospital – Dunedin, Florida