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We found 4 critical care specialists who accept Cigna near Grapevine, TX.

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Dr. Raymond Charles Ii Perkins II, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
731 E Southlake Boulevard; Suite 190
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Perkins, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, Southlake, TX, and Decatur, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Perkins is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Perkins is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Robert Lindsey Cash Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 West College; Suite 110
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Robert Cash specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Cash is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Valentino Fernandes is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Irving, TX and Grapevine, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Fernandes graduated from the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Shahid Shafi, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
1056 Texan Trail; Suite 530
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Shafi is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Shafi's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold. Dr. Shafi is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White 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.