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We found 6 critical care specialists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Corpus Christi, TX.

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

Dr. Octavio Garcia is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garcia takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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 sees patients in San Antonio, TX and Corpus Christi, TX. His medical specialties are pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Taeed attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Osbert Blow's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Blow graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Blow (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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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 physician who specializes in adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Madappa takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. David Kerek is a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist in Corpus Christi, TX. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
3533 South Alameda
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Noorullah Akhtar is a pediatric critical care specialist. Dr. Akhtar takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. He attended medical school at Sindh Medical College.

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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.