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We found 10 emergency medicine providers who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Plan near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Karl Joseph Segnitz, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Karl Segnitz is a medical specialist in urgent care and emergency medicine. Dr. Segnitz (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Segnitz is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Group Health Cooperative for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Segnitz is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Gordon Seth Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Kaplan specializes in urgent care and emergency medicine. Dr. Kaplan attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Worcester City Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Leigh Glen Durlacher, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Leigh Durlacher is a physician who specializes in urgent care and emergency medicine. Dr. Durlacher has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Durlacher completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Durlacher (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Dr. Jane K Koopman, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
4663 Scotts Valley Drive
Scotts Valley, CA
 

Dr. Jane Koopman is a specialist in urgent care and emergency medicine. She works in Scotts Valley, CA. Dr. Koopman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at San Jose Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Dean G Zweng, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
4663 Scotts Valley Drive
Scotts Valley, CA
 

Dr. Dean Zweng, who practices in Scotts Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in urgent care and emergency medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zweng accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at San Jose Medical Center and Stanford University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. James B Maguire, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. James Maguire's areas of specialization are urgent care and emergency medicine; he sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA and Watsonville, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Maguire takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Maguire attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Joseph L Shubert, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Shubert practices urgent care and emergency medicine in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Shubert is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Louis V Verre, MD, DO
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Louis Verre is an urgent care and emergency medicine specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Verre takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Verre is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco.

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Dr. Andrew H Lewis, MD, DO
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
1203 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Lewis specializes in urgent care and emergency medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lewis average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lewis attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Genesys Regional Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lewis speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Jill G Lauren, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Jill Lauren specializes in urgent care and emergency medicine and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lauren is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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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.