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's areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gelfand include cystic fibrosis (CF) and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Gelfand accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Gelfand has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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, who practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Copenhaver is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and interstitial lung disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Copenhaver attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Copenhaver include: Texas Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctor Texas Monthly Magazine; and Best Pediatric Specialists D-Magazine. Dr. Copenhaver is affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Polyps, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Cyst, 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 practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Dallas, TX and Fort Sam Houston, TX. He honors 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 Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Wolf attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Wolf is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Dallas, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Battaile accepts. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. 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. Dr. Battaile is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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 is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and intensivist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Murphy's clinical interests include surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Murphy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murphy honors. His distinctions include: Snyder-Laycock Teaching Award, Department of Surgery; UTSW Medical Center at Dallas Teaching Award; and Excellence in Resident Teaching Award, Department of Surgery.

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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 is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Girod include interstitial lung disease. Dr. Girod takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Texas "Super Doctors". Dr. Girod 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 practices pediatric critical care in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise consist of neurocritical care and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Koch is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Koch's distinctions include: Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; Resident Award for Pediatric Research; and Southern Society Pediatric Research Clinical Young Investigator Award.

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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 works in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, pleural drainage, and interventional pulmonology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abu-Hijleh takes. He attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abu-Hijleh trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Abu-Hijleh, M.D. Best Doctors in America; The Patient's Choice Award; and The Patient's Recognition Award. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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 Dallas, TX physician who specializes 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. Phelan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Phelan include: 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.

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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 practices trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Minei include minimally invasive surgery, intensive care, and trauma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Minei takes. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the distinction of Distinguished Physician Award, Parkland Memorial Hospital. He is 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 physician who specializes in pediatric critical care. Dr. Raman's areas of clinical interest consist of arteriovenous (AV) fistula, stroke, and arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raman honors. She is a graduate of Madras Medical College. Dr. Raman trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Fistula, Arteriovenous Malformation, Hemangiomas, Stroke, Brain Injury, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Luckett is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Clinical interests for Dr. Luckett include pulmonary function test (PFT) and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Luckett honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Luckett include: NIH Physician Scientist Award; Best Pediatricians in Dallas D Family Magazine; and American Lung Association Breath of Life Leadership Award. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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 general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Dr. Luk is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Polyclinic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. His distinctions include: Hartford Hospital Medical Staff Humanitarian Award; Physician Recognition Award with Commendations; and Top Surgeons in America.

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

Dr. Julio Fontan practices pediatric critical care. He is a graduate of the University of Santiago de Compostela. Dr. Fontan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Fontan is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Raksha Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5909 Harry Hines Boulevard, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic; Suite 100
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Raksha Jain works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Dallas, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Jain performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Jain is professionally 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 is a pediatric critical care specialist in Dallas, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her clinical interests encompass intensive care. Dr. Garner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her distinctions include: Chief Fellow Pediatric Critical Care Service; Alpha Omega Alpha UT Southwestern Medical School; and Roberta Joy Uhr Award UT Southwestern Medical School. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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.