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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 practices urgent care and emergency medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan's medical residency was performed at Worcester City Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kaplan is professionally 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
550 S. Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA
 

Dr. Leigh Durlacher is an urgent care and emergency medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Scotts Valley, CA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Durlacher honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Durlacher (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. His hospital/clinic 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
550 S. Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA
 

Dr. James Maguire, who practices in Santa Cruz, CA and Watsonville, CA, is a medical specialist in urgent care and emergency medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Maguire's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Maguire is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.

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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's specialties are urgent care and emergency medicine. He practices in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Shubert honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE.

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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.