We found 4 critical care specialists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Corpus Christi, TX.

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

Dr. Osbert Blow is a specialist in trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Blow 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. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Blow (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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

Dr. Octavio Garcia's specialties are surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Corpus Christi, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Garcia has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Tarun Madappa's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Corpus Christi, TX. He honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
3533 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX

Dr. Noorullah Akhtar is a medical specialist in pediatric critical care. Dr. Akhtar honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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