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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care and practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Copenhaver is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Copenhaver is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Copenhaver attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctor Texas Monthly Magazine; and Best Pediatric Specialists D-Magazine.

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

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

Dr. Randall Dick sees patients in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Letterman Army Medical Center. Dr. Dick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Compass, and Aetna HSA. Dr. Dick is 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 a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kanwar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. His professional 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 in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Shah's average rating from his patients is 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. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7930 Ashcroft Lane
Frisco, TX

Dr. Sam Eljammal is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Eljammal (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with 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.