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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 Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine), General Surgery
822 Kinney Street
Corpus Christi, TX
(361) 883-1405

Dr. Octavio Garcia is a general surgeon and intensive care specialist in Corpus Christi, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Garcia has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Roozbeh Taeed practices pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. His professional affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System. Dr. Taeed 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 the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Taeed speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology, General Internal Medicine
1501 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
(361) 884-2687

Dr. Tarun Madappa specializes in adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. He honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine), General Surgery
2606 Hospital Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX
(361) 985-1221

Dr. David Kerek sees patients in Corpus Christi, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Kerek studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kerek accepts.

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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.