We found 4 emergency medicine providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Luke Pete Scamardo II, MD
Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
1201 W 38th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Luke Scamardo's specialty is emergency medicine. Dr. Scamardo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Scamardo attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) - Adult Inpatient Medical Services (AIMS), Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, and Emergency Service Partners (ESP).

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Dr. Coburn Huckins Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Coburn Allen is a pediatric infectious disease specialist and pediatric emergency medicine specialist. Dr. Allen is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine
1313 Red River; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jessica Zarndt's specialties are family medicine, emergency medicine, and sports medicine. Dr. Zarndt is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
5509 Cuesta Verde
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Singhal practices emergency medicine. Dr. Singhal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of 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.
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