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We found 4 critical care specialists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Corpus Christi, TX.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
822 Kinney Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Octavio Garcia sees patients in Corpus Christi, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Patient reviews placed Dr. Garcia at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Garcia has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Roozbeh Taeed, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Roozbeh Taeed works as a pediatric cardiologist and pediatric critical care specialist in San Antonio, TX and Corpus Christi, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taeed accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Taeed performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2606 Hospital Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. David Kerek is a physician who specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kerek is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1501 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Tarun Madappa is a critical care specialist, internist, and pulmonologist. Dr. Madappa honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO.

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What is Critical Care?

Critical care, or intensive care medicine, is the delivery of medical care to patients whose illness or injury is so seriously life threatening that they would likely die without intervention. It usually takes place in ICUs or trauma centers. It is referred to as critical care in North America, while it is called intensive care or intensive therapy in the rest of the world. Specialists in this field are sometimes referred to as intensivists.

Critical care may encompass a broad variety of medical specialties in the efforts to save a patient’s life. Critical care specialists must have a good knowledge of anesthesiology, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, and other specialties. Besides their medical knowledge, intensivists must know a great deal about end-of-life issues, including ethics, advanced directives, and family counseling and bereavement.

Critical care is a relatively modern specialty, which developed along with ICUs beginning in the 1950’s. It looks different from regular medicine, and it can be recognized by the presence of more nurses, more monitoring, more invasive monitors and procedures, and the presence of life-sustaining therapies such as mechanical ventilators and vasopressors.

Specialists in critical care frequently have to make urgent and complex decisions. They use their knowledge and skill to provide intensive care to the most fragile patients and do their best to save lives.