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We found 4 emergency medicine providers who accept Health Net PPO near Porterville, CA.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
465 W Putnam Avenue
Porterville, CA
 

Dr. Reagan Bellinghausen is an emergency medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem. Dr. Bellinghausen graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Dr. David Hung Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
465 W Putnam Avenue
Porterville, CA
 

Dr. David Nguyen is an emergency medicine specialist. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
465 W Putnam Avenue
Porterville, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Lukaszczyk works as an emergency medicine specialist in Porterville, CA and Emeryville, CA. Before completing his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Dr. Lukaszczyk attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Lukaszczyk's hospital/clinic affiliations include CEP America and Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
465 W Putnam Avenue
Porterville, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Kerr works as an emergency medicine specialist in Porterville, CA. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Kerr honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Emergency Medicine?

Emergency medicine, as the name implies, refers to the treatment of patients whose illness or injury is an emergency. This usually means the illness or injury is serious and was unexpected. Emergency medicine includes disaster response teams, ambulance personnel such as EMTs and paramedics, and doctors or nurses at an ER.

Emergency medicine specialists are trained to deal with all kinds of different conditions affecting all kinds of different people, as just about any medical condition can become an emergency. An emergency medicine physician might treat patients with:
  • Trauma from a car accident
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Near drowning
  • Broken bones
  • Premature labor
  • Drug overdose
  • Suicide attempt
  • Burns
  • High fever

In a busy emergency room, staff could even potentially see all of these problems in the same day. Emergency medicine specialists work in a fast-paced environment, treating serious health issues. They must make decisions quickly. Because emergency care is the only point of access to health care for many Americans, emergency medicine physicians must also provide screening and referrals as well as treatment.

There are over 120 million ER visits in the United States every year. Emergency medicine is a very important part of the health care system, and the providers routinely save lives.