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Is an intensivist the same thing as a critical care healthcare specialist?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

They are the same thing.

In brief: Yes

They are the same thing.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Mark Gujer
But they are always Physicians who trained in a School of Medicine and attended special training after that in Critical Care.
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Is the "critical care healthcare specialist" a physician, or not? There r some non-physician providers operating under physician supervision.
They r not intensivists. Physicians (md and do) in anesthesiology, medicine + surgery r the most common intensivists. After medical school + residency, additional critical care training is required 2 b eligible 4 critical care board certification. Dr mike.

In brief: Not necessarily

Is the "critical care healthcare specialist" a physician, or not? There r some non-physician providers operating under physician supervision.
They r not intensivists. Physicians (md and do) in anesthesiology, medicine + surgery r the most common intensivists. After medical school + residency, additional critical care training is required 2 b eligible 4 critical care board certification. Dr mike.
Dr. Michael Mascia
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Dr. John Sampson
Anesthesiology

In brief: Is a difference

An intensivist is a physician who has specialized (via training) in critical care medicine.
A critical care healthcare specialist is not an officially recognized term and could be a physician or a physician assistant or a nurse who has specialized in critical care medicine.

In brief: Is a difference

An intensivist is a physician who has specialized (via training) in critical care medicine.
A critical care healthcare specialist is not an officially recognized term and could be a physician or a physician assistant or a nurse who has specialized in critical care medicine.
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