We found 6 emergency medicine providers who accept United Healthcare near Waterbury, CT.

Dr. Nilgun Tapucu Zimakas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
 

Dr. Nilgun Zimakas works as a pediatric emergency medicine specialist in Burlington, VT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zimakas include emergency care. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zimakas takes. Dr. Zimakas obtained her medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Zimakas is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Emergency Care

Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine
500 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. Sandeep Johar's areas of specialization are emergency medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients in Waterbury, CT. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johar is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
56 Franklin Street; Saint Mary's Hospital - Emergency Department
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. Benjamin Mason's area of specialization is emergency medicine. He honors Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Child Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for residency. Dr. Mason is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Carondelet Health and Baptist Hospital.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
56 Franklin Street; Saint Mary's Hospital - Emergency Department
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Sweeney's medical specialty is emergency medicine. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Hospital Queens. He honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Sweeney (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Dr. Ijeoma Elizabeth Akunyili, MD
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
56 Franklin Street; Saint Mary's Hospital - Emergency Department
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. Ijeoma Akunyili is a physician who specializes in emergency medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Akunyili is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
80 Phoenix Avenue
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. Nike Kubeyinje is a physician who specializes in emergency medicine. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Kubeyinje honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.
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