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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's specialty is emergency medicine. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield for residency. Dr. Bellinghausen 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. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nguyen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
465 W Putnam Avenue
Porterville, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Lukaszczyk specializes in emergency medicine. Dr. Lukaszczyk obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His professional 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 practices emergency medicine. Dr. Kerr accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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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.