We found 3 critical care specialists who accept Cigna near Grapevine, TX.

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

Dr. Robert Cash is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Cash's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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 general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensivist. He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shafi takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall.

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

Dr. George Gilligan practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Gilligan graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He 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.