We found 4 emergency medicine providers who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Baton Rouge, LA.

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Dr. Brent K Combs, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
5000 Hennessy Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Brent Combs' area of specialization is pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Combs is affiliated with Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Combs completed residency programs at Ochsner Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Combs accepts.

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Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
5000 Hennessy Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Julio Castillo specializes in pediatric emergency medicine. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Honduras Faculty of Medical Sciences. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Surgery, Emergency Medicine
7777 Hennessy Boulevard; Suite
Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Azeem Khan is a Baton Rouge, LA physician who specializes in surgery and emergency medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Khan graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
5000 Hennessy Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Laura Kleinpeter is a physician who specializes in pediatric emergency medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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.
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