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We found 4 emergency medicine providers who accept Humana Catastrophic near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4850 W Oakland Park Boulevard
Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Dr. Daniel Kesden is a specialist in emergency medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Kesden speaks Spanish. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Dr. Kesden takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
1501 Nw 49th Street; Suite 140
Ft Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Richard Barnes is an emergency medicine specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Barnes is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Ashraf Haseef Beharrie, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
4330 W. Broward Boulevard; Suite P
Plantation, FL

Dr. Ashraf Beharrie practices pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and pediatric emergency medicine in Plantation, FL, Wellington, FL, and Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Beharrie attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Beharrie honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
4301 W Sunrise Boulevard
Plantation, FL

Dr. Arold Augustin works as a family medicine practitioner and emergency medicine specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He graduated from the University of Haiti Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Augustin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.