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We found 14 critical care specialists who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Gary Danny V. Vaughn Hankins, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Critical Care
John Sealy at Univ of Texas Med.; Suite 3400
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Gary Hankins' specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Galveston, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hankins trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hankins (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Hankins is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. George Robert Saade, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Critical Care
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. George Saade is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology specialist. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Saade completed residency programs at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Saade honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Saade is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Kristene Koontz Gugliuzza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Critical Care
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kristene Gugliuzza practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and transplant surgery in Galveston, TX and McAllen, TX. Dr. Gugliuzza is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gugliuzza honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Carlos Javier Jimenez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
301 University Boulevard; University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Jimenez, who practices in Galveston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. He is especially interested in burn surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jimenez accepts. Dr. Jimenez is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: Burn Surgery

Dr. Jong O Lee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
815 Market Street; Suite 718
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Jong Lee sees patients in Galveston, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Lee's clinical interests encompass burn surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Conemaugh Health System.

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Clinical interests: Burn Surgery

Dr. Alexander G Duarte, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Duarte practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Duarte is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Duarte is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duarte has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. David Newcomb Herndon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
815 Market Street
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. David Herndon practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests include burn surgery. Dr. Herndon is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Herndon's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Burn Surgery

Dr. Shawn Pua Eiko Nishi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Shawn Nishi specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nishi takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Nishi has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Dennis C Gore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
301 University Boulevard; Route 1172
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Gore is a Galveston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Gore is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Luis Diego Pacheco, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Maternal and Fetal Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Pacheco practices adult critical care and maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) in Galveston, TX. Dr. Pacheco takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pacheco is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Thomas Duke Kimbrough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Kimbrough is a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist. Dr. Kimbrough is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Dr. Shahzad Jokhio, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Shahzad Jokhio is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jokhio attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency.

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Dr. William Benedict Norbury, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Critical Care
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. William Norbury specializes in plastic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Norbury graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Shivani Shreekant Tripathi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Shivani Tripathi specializes in pediatric critical care and practices in Galveston, TX. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Tripathi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program.

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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.