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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. Dr. Hankins attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. 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 specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to 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. Dr. Saade is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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 specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Nishi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Alexander Duarte's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Duarte 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. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Duarte 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, trauma surgery, and transplant surgery; she sees patients in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and McAllen, TX. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gugliuzza is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Gugliuzza completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She 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 sees patients in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Kimbrough is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Jong Lee is a specialist 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. Lee 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 attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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 specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Herndon include burn surgery. Dr. Herndon 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. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Herndon trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Herndon is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: Burn Surgery

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 general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency. Dr. Gore takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pacheco trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Pacheco has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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 sees patients in Galveston, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Jimenez's clinical interests encompass burn surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Jimenez is professionally 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Jokhio is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. William Norbury is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Norbury graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Shivani Tripathi sees patients in Galveston, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric critical care. Dr. Tripathi honors 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.