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 is a physician who specializes in emergency medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and cardiology (heart disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Abu-Sharifeh performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

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

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

Dr. Manuela Murray is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murray accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Murray attended CES University, Institute of Health Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Murray speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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 sees patients in Galveston, TX. She takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Couture attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Couture 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 specializes in family medicine and emergency medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Hee-Kwang Yoo is an emergency medicine specialist. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yoo accepts. He graduated from 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. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of 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.
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