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We found 2 emergency medicine providers who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Hammond, IN.

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Dr. Shoaib Hatim Sunelwala, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Emergency Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN

Dr. Shoaib Rasheed's medical specialty is general practice, emergency medicine, and general internal medicine. Dr. Rasheed takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Rasheed has an open panel.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN

Dr. Richard Deleon's specialty is emergency medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Deleon graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.