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We found 4 emergency medicine providers who accept United Healthcare Options PPO near Watsonville, CA.

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

Dr. Gordon Kaplan's areas of specialization are urgent care and emergency medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan completed his residency training at Worcester City Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Kaplan speaks Spanish. He 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 a physician who specializes in urgent care and emergency medicine. Dr. Durlacher's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Durlacher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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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 is an urgent care and emergency medicine specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and Watsonville, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Maguire average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maguire is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Maguire is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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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 is an urgent care and emergency medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Shubert's hospital/clinic 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.