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

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

Dr. Leigh Durlacher sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Scotts Valley, CA. His medical specialties are urgent care and emergency medicine. Patients rated Dr. Durlacher highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Durlacher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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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. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kaplan completed residency programs at Worcester City Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kaplan's professional affiliations include 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 a medical specialist in urgent care and emergency medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Shubert is 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 specializes in urgent care and emergency medicine and practices in Santa Cruz, CA and Watsonville, CA. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Maguire attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.

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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.