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We found 8 critical care specialists who accept United Healthcare EPO near Harlingen, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology
5505 S Expressway; 77 Suite 205
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. William Torkildsen is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult cardiology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2121 Pease Street; Suite 304
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Pean is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Harlingen, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2121 Pease Street; Suite 1 G
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Juan Calero is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at the University of Valle. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Calero takes.

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
102 N Nueces Park Lane
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Maria Camacho is a pediatric critical care specialist. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Camacho's education and training includes medical school at Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jacobi Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
614 Maco Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Ashraf Hilmy's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. He practices in Harlingen, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
510 Victoria Lane; Suite 1
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Ammar Halloum's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Halloum honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
2101 Pease Street
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Rangasamy Anand practices pediatric critical care. He is a graduate of Madras Medical College. Dr. Anand takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care
2101 Pease Street; Suite 1g
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Javier Cabello Garza, who practices in Harlingen, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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.