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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 is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and critical care specialist in Galveston, TX. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Hankins honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hankins (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is 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's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. He practices in Galveston, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Saade trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is 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 specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and transplant surgery. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gugliuzza attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Shawn Nishi's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Nishi has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Alexander Duarte is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duarte takes. Dr. Duarte graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Kimbrough attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kimbrough accepts. Dr. Kimbrough is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Carlos Javier Jimenez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Jimenez is a Galveston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests include burn surgery. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Jimenez studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Galveston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include burn surgery. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at Conemaugh Health System.

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Clinical interests: Burn Surgery

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

Dr. David Herndon is a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herndon include burn surgery. Dr. Herndon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Herndon attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: Burn Surgery

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

Dr. Shahzad Jokhio is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, Dr. Jokhio performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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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's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Galveston, TX. Dr. Gore is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He 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 is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Pacheco attended medical school at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pacheco has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. William Norbury practices plastic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He studied medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Norbury is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 practices pediatric critical care. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tripathi completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She 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. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB 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.