We found 5 critical care specialists who accept United Healthcare near Grapevine, TX.

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

Dr. Robert Cash's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He accepts 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, Dr. Cash completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His professional affiliations include North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
421 E State Highway 114
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Russell is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Russell takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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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 works as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Shafi is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Shafi is in-network for Aetna EPO, Cigna FocusIn, Cigna Gold, and more.

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

Dr. George Gilligan specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Gilligan has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Gilligan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Madhu Kollipara sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Grapevine, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at J.J.M. Medical College. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.