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

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

Dr. Steven Copenhaver works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and interstitial lung disease. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Copenhaver graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Copenhaver trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Copenhaver include: Texas Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctor Texas Monthly Magazine; and Best Pediatric Specialists D-Magazine. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Randall Dick's areas of specialization are cardiac anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Dick is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Compass, Aetna HSA, and more. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Letterman Army Medical Center's residency program.

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

Dr. Badar Kanwar specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Dallas, TX, Frisco, TX, and Garland, TX. He attended Allama Iqbal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kanwar's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 an anesthesiologist and critical care specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Shah a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. Dr. Shah is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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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.
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