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Dr. Mark Safford

Critical Care
Queens, NY
35 years experience male

Locations

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Queens Hospital Center

Queens, NY

Address

8268 164th Street, Queens, NY
Directions

Fax

7188836149

About

Bio

Director SICU

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Critical Care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

102 Answers
378 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
Critical Care 35 years experience
PPE and common sense: Use maximum PPE, remove and bag your clothing prior to entering your home and get into the shower as soon as you enter your home. That is what we have been recommending at our facilities Stay safe
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
Critical Care 35 years experience
ICU Pharmacist: A critical care pharmacist is a pharmacist who specializes in the critical care or ICU where the needs of the patient are different than the regular floor of the hospital. They assist the Intensivist by recommending dose adjustment, alternate medication options in addition to preparing the IV mixture of the medication. They are an integral part of the ICU treatment team.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
Critical Care 35 years experience
Lactic acidosis: Lactic acid is an end product of "anerobic metabolism". Normally cells use oxygen as a substrate for metabolism however if there is not enough oxygen available cells have an altered metabolic process where the end product is lactic acid Treatment is aimed at restoring normal perfusion. Individuals who exercise can generate lactate but it is rapidly removed due to a healthy cardiovascular system

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Thank you notes
Jun 6, 2013
Dr. Safford has a talent for explaining even complex physiological processes in engaging, easy-to-follow terms. If Dr. Sanjay Gupta ever needs a stand-in, he'll do well to get Dr. Safford in front of ...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Safford is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Safford is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you. I do have an appt. tomorrow for my 6 wk. check up after having a baby. I was wanting to go in prepared though. Again thank you.
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Thanks for your quick reply! He will have an echo tommorrow and an appt with cardiologist. I wanted to know if he can still play basketball
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I can swallow my food but there is pressure and hours after that my throat fills tight.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American univ of the caribbean
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

St Vincents Hospital and Medical Center of NY
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