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We found 85 critical care specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Andrew Scott Gelfand, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Gelfand practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Before performing his residency at Texas Children's Hospital, Dr. Gelfand attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and interstitial lung disease. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gelfand's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gelfand's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Borderline Personality Disorder, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

Dr. Steven Craig Copenhaver, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Copenhaver's areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care; he sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Copenhaver's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and interstitial lung disease. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Copenhaver's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctor Texas Monthly Magazine; and Best Pediatric Specialists D-Magazine. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Polyps, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Cysts, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Steven Eric Wolf, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Wolf is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Wolf is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Wolf has received include Health Care Heroes Outstanding Physician Award San Antonio Business Journal; Outstanding Teacher of the Year Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch; and Medical Education Scholar University of Texas Medical Branch.

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Dr. John Turbeville Battaile, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John Battaile is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Dallas, TX. His professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Battaile honors. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Clinicopathologic Conference Elected by fellow residents as discussant for year-end conference; Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Award; and Knowlton Award for Clinical Excellence.

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Dr. Joseph Thomas Murphy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Murphy practices pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Dallas, TX. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Murphy obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Murphy has received professional recognition including the following: Snyder-Laycock Teaching Award, Department of Surgery; UTSW Medical Center at Dallas Teaching Award; and Excellence in Resident Teaching Award, Department of Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures

Dr. Carlos Eduardo Girod, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Girod, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include interstitial lung disease. Dr. Girod accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Girod attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Texas "Super Doctors". He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Joshua Daniel Koch, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Koch is a specialist in pediatric critical care. He works in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include neurocritical care and echocardiogram (echo). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Koch attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; Resident Award for Pediatric Research; and Southern Society Pediatric Research Clinical Young Investigator Award. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Neurocritical Care, Echocardiogram

Dr. Muhanned Amin Abu-Hijleh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1801 Inwood Road; 1st Floor
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Muhanned Abu-Hijleh is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in emphysema, pleural drainage, and interventional pulmonology. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Abu-Hijleh attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Abu-Hijleh has received include Abu-Hijleh, M.D. Best Doctors in America; The Patient's Choice Award; and The Patient's Recognition Award.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Cancer Screening, Pleural Drainage, Tumor, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Herbert Arthur Iii Phelan III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard; E5-508
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Herbert Phelan is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Phelan attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Phelan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received distinctions including Outstanding achievement in student teaching Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Core clerkship teaching award Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center; and Faculty Teaching Award Department of Surgery, UT-Southwestern Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Joseph P Minei, MBA, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Minei's specialties are trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Minei's areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, intensive care, and trauma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Distinguished Physician Award, Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Minei is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Trauma

Dr. Lakshmi Raman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Lakshmi Raman is a specialist in pediatric critical care. She works in Dallas, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of arteriovenous (AV) fistula, stroke, and arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Dr. Raman is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Raman attended medical school at Madras Medical College. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Raman has received include Sixth Annual Residents Night Award Academy of Medicine of Richmond, NY; Principal Investigator Vikings Children s Fund-Grand in aid; and Press Ganey Award for Outstanding Patient Care Children's Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, Hemangiomas, Stroke, Brain Injury, Head and Neck Problems

Dr. Peter Michael Luckett, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Peter Luckett is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Clinical interests for Dr. Luckett include pulmonary function test (PFT) and interstitial lung disease. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Luckett attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Luckett has received professional recognition including the following: NIH Physician Scientist Award; Best Pediatricians in Dallas D Family Magazine; and American Lung Association Breath of Life Leadership Award.

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Clinical interests: Pulmonary Function Test, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Stephen Shang-Yan Luk, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Luk is a medical specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Luk studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at Polyclinic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Luk include: Hartford Hospital Medical Staff Humanitarian Award; Physician Recognition Award with Commendations; and Top Surgeons in America. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. William Patrick Shutze, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Critical Care
621 North Hall Street; Suite 100
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. William Shutze is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include the following: carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and varicose veins. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shutze studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Shutze has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Carotid Artery Stenting, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Julio Perez Perez Fontan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Julio Fontan is a pediatric critical care specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fontan accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fontan has received include Alumni Endowed Professor of Pediatrics Washington University School of Medicine; Teaching Award Yale University School of Medicine; and San Nicolas Prize, Royal National Academy of Medicine, Spain Scholastic achievement in Medicine. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Leslie Bryan Garner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Leslie Garner practices pediatric critical care in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garner include intensive care. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Garner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Garner's distinctions include: Chief Fellow Pediatric Critical Care Service; Alpha Omega Alpha UT Southwestern Medical School; and Roberta Joy Uhr Award UT Southwestern Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care

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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.