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We found 4 critical care specialists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 near Frisco, TX.

Steven Craig Copenhaver MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Pulmonology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
(972) 566-6996; (214) 730-5437

Dr. Steven Copenhaver's specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. He is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and pulmonary function test (PFT). His professional affiliations include Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Copenhaver completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Copenhaver accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctor Texas Monthly Magazine; and Best Pediatric Specialists D-Magazine. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Chest Wall Deformities, Chronic Lung Disease (CLD), Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Pediatric ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiac Anesthesiology, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
(972) 202-3423; (972) 247-9946

Dr. Randall Dick's areas of specialization are cardiac anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Dick is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Compass, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
2591 Dallas Parkway; Suite 300
Frisco, TX
(972) 934-1858

Dr. Arjav Shah is a specialist in anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Shah has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Shah attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Critical Care
6500 Memorial Drive
Frisco, TX
(214) 712-2720; (214) 820-8360

Dr. Badar Kanwar's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Kanwar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.