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We found 3 emergency medicine providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Austin, TX.

Dr. Luke P Scamardo II MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Emergency Medicine
1201 W 38th Street
Austin, TX
(512) 452-8533

Dr. Luke Scamardo works as an emergency medicine specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) - Adult Inpatient Medical Services (AIMS), Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, and Emergency Service Partners (ESP). He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scamardo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Coburn Huckins Allen MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Office
Austin, TX
(512) 628-1800; (512) 324-0093

Dr. Coburn Allen works as a pediatric infectious disease specialist and pediatric emergency medicine specialist in Austin, TX and Pearland, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Allen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
5509 Cuesta Verde
Austin, TX
(512) 732-0230

Dr. Ashish Singhal practices emergency medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Singhal studied medicine at 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.