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We found 4 emergency medicine providers who accept Blue Shield of California - Shared Advantage PPO ASO - Tiered Network Plan for Alameda Hospital near Watsonville, CA.

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Dr. Gordon Seth Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
550 So. Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Kaplan is a specialist in urgent care and emergency medicine. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Worcester City Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Leigh Glen Durlacher, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
550 S. Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA
 

Dr. Leigh Durlacher is an urgent care and emergency medicine specialist. Dr. Durlacher's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, Dr. Durlacher (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. James B Maguire, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
550 S. Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA
 

Dr. James Maguire practices urgent care and emergency medicine in Santa Cruz, CA and Watsonville, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Maguire's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Maguire is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maguire accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Joseph L Shubert, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
550 S. Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Shubert specializes in urgent care and emergency medicine. Dr. Shubert accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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.