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We found 98 critical care specialists who accept Aetna near Houston, TX.

Dr. Mary Thomas Austin, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 5.258
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Austin works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and intensivist. Before performing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Austin attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Austin has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Austin is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Marcia F Fay Katz, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcia Katz's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Katz's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Katz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amelia Wong Ng, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 690
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amelia Ng is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Ng's clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and sinusitis (sinus infection). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Lung Transplant, Lung Volume Reduction ... (Read more)

Dr. Harmohinder S Kochar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
1631 N Loop West; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harmohinder Kochar specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kochar obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev University and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Dr. Francisco Fuentes, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Francisco Fuentes' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Fuentes studied medicine at the University of Valencia Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Fuentes has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Nutrition Issues, Preventive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vinai Modem's specialty is pediatric critical care. Dr. Modem's education and training includes medical school at Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), urinary tract infection (UTI), and nephrotic syndrome. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Nephrotic Syndrome, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Samuel Cox Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 950; Po Box 20708 Msb-5.236
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Cox's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cox trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Cox takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cox has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colorectal Problems, Hernia, Trauma

Dr. Sasha Danielle Kennison, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sasha Adams' specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Adams attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for her residency.

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Dr. Karen Chen, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 112
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Chen is a specialist in anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Chen studied medicine at Albany Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Chen trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chen takes Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Multi-Year Appointment Award, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Consumers' Research Council of America, Guide to America's Top Anesthesiologists.

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Dr. Soma Sundara Shravan Kuma Jyothula, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street, Methodist Academic Medicine Associates; Opc 22
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Soma Jyothula's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Jyothula accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Dr. Kiran Dev Nair, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kiran Nair is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair include lung transplant, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nair is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brandy Jo McKelvy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Practice, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brandy McKelvy is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult critical care, general practice, and sleep medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McKelvy include sleep disorders, intensive care, and pulmonary hypertension. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKelvy honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. McKelvy attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Adaani Ethel Frost, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Adaani Frost specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Frost is especially interested in pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Frost's practice is open to new patients. She attended Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Laurie Jean Punch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Laurie Punch is a general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. She is especially interested in laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and wounds. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Punch attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Punch trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Wounds, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Kopas is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Kopas is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Kopas has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Richard Fortuna Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
6414 Fannin Street; Suite G150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Fortuna is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests include cerebrovascular disease, carotid artery disease, and aneurysm. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Fortuna is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Fortuna obtained his medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Disease, Aneurysm, Endovascular Disease, Cerebrovascular ... (Read 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.