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We found 7 emergency medicine providers who accept Bronze Compass Balanced 6500 near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Tareq Mohd Ali Abu-Sharifeh, MD
Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Tareq Abu-Sharifeh's medical specialty is emergency medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Abu-Sharifeh studied medicine at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Abu-Sharifeh is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Manuela Jaramillo Murray, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Manuela Murray's specialty is pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Murray is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at CES University, Institute of Health Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Murray is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Julia Maria James, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Julia James is a physician who specializes in emergency medicine. Dr. James is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. James attended Ross University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Susan Elaine Couture, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
301 University Boulevard; Department of Pediatrics
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Couture's areas of specialization are urgent care and emergency medicine. She accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Couture attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Brent Vasut works as a family medicine practitioner and emergency medicine specialist. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Vasut studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Hee-Kwang Yoo is an emergency medicine specialist in Galveston, TX. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Saima Arshad's specialty is emergency medicine. Dr. Arshad takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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What is Emergency Medicine?

Emergency medicine, as the name implies, refers to the treatment of patients whose illness or injury is an emergency. This usually means the illness or injury is serious and was unexpected. Emergency medicine includes disaster response teams, ambulance personnel such as EMTs and paramedics, and doctors or nurses at an ER.

Emergency medicine specialists are trained to deal with all kinds of different conditions affecting all kinds of different people, as just about any medical condition can become an emergency. An emergency medicine physician might treat patients with:
  • Trauma from a car accident
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Near drowning
  • Broken bones
  • Premature labor
  • Drug overdose
  • Suicide attempt
  • Burns
  • High fever

In a busy emergency room, staff could even potentially see all of these problems in the same day. Emergency medicine specialists work in a fast-paced environment, treating serious health issues. They must make decisions quickly. Because emergency care is the only point of access to health care for many Americans, emergency medicine physicians must also provide screening and referrals as well as treatment.

There are over 120 million ER visits in the United States every year. Emergency medicine is a very important part of the health care system, and the providers routinely save lives.