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What is an Intensivist?

An intensivist is a board-certified physician who is additionally certified in the subspecialty of critical care medicine. Kadlec Medical Associates’ Intensivist service is based on a 24-hour on-site model, using 12-hour shifts. Having intensivists on site 24 hours a day, 365 days a week enhances the wellness and safety of patients in our intensive care units by providing them with preventive measures that can help avoid complications.

ICU patients are often in extremely critical condition. Some patients are in comas, some need ventilators to help them breathe, and some take multiple medicines and are hooked up to invasive lines and tubes. Members of our intensivist team (physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists), and family members all work closely together and pay close attention to certain aspects of a patient’s status that could evolve into adverse complications, such as infection and pneumonia.

Providing intensive, coordinated care to ICU patients is one of the most important goals of KMA’s intensivist program. Our dedication and commitment to our ICU patients is shown by providing a higher level of care.

Our Doctors

Jeremy Blanchard

Jeremy Blanchard, M.D.

Medical school: Univ of New Mexico School of Medicine
Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center
Board-certified: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine and Critical Care

Bryan Castleberry

Bryan Castleberry, ARNP

Medical school: Colorado State University
Board-certified: CCRN nationally certified, ACLS instructor certified

Dany Ghannam

Dany Ghannam, M.D.

Organization: Kadlec Medical Associates
Medical school: Saint Joseph University, Lebanon
Residency: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Fellowship: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center-Infectious Disease; Stanford University-Critical Care Medicine

Kathy Ledwick

Dale Hoekema, MD

Organization: Kadlec Medical Associates
Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington Medical Center
Board-certified: Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

Kathy Ledwick

Kathy Ledwick, ARNP

Organization: Kadlec Medical Associates
Board-certified: ACLS Instructor, ACLS Provider, PALS Provider, TNCC Provider, BLS Provider

Hani Samieh Ali Murad, M.D.

Hani Samieh Ali Murad, M.D.

Organization: Kadlec Medical Associates
Medical school: University of Jordan
Residency: Michael Reese Hospital
Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center-Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Disease
Board-certified: Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine