We found 4 critical care specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Grapevine, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 West College; Suite 110
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Robert Cash works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in North Richland Hills, TX and Grapevine, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Cash completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. George Gilligan sees patients in Irving, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Gilligan is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilligan honors. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1600 W College Street; Suite 640
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Nilesh Dave's specialty is adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Dave is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 W College Street; Suite 640
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Jose Basora works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Grapevine, TX. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Basora is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more.

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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.
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