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We found 5 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Copenhaver include cystic fibrosis (CF) and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Copenhaver takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Copenhaver attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctor Texas Monthly Magazine; and Best Pediatric Specialists D-Magazine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Copenhaver is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Polyps, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Cysts, Interstitial Lung Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
3220 Parkwood Boulevard
Frisco, TX

Dr. Obiora Ekweani's specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ekweani takes. In addition to English, Dr. Ekweani (or staff) speaks Igbo and French. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

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

Dr. Randall Dick is a specialist in cardiac anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. Dr. Dick honors Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Compass, Aetna HSA, and more. 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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Dallas, TX, Frisco, TX, and Garland, TX. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Kanwar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College.

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

Dr. Arjav Shah's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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.