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

Dr. Steven Craig Copenhaver, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
7609 Preston Road
Plano, 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

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Specializes in Cardiac Anesthesiology, Critical Care
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX

Dr. Randall Dick is a physician who specializes in cardiac anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Compass, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dick obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6500 Memorial Drive
Frisco, TX

Dr. Badar Kanwar is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kanwar honors. He studied medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Kanwar trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. Dr. Kanwar is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
2591 Dallas Parkway; Suite 300
Frisco, TX

Dr. Arjav Shah is a specialist in anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shah accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Shah trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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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.