We found 38 critical care specialists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Donald Ray Lazarus Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1709 Dryden (bcm Pulmonary Fel; Suite 5357
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Donald Lazarus is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lazarus has indicated that his clinical interests include lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Lazarus is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lazarus include: Medicine Teacher of the Year, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program; Non-Family Medicine Teacher of the Year, Darnall Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency; and Best First Year Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine Pulm-Critical Care Fellowship.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Marcia Katz works as an intensivist and adult pulmonologist. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Katz include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz is open to new patients. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Thoracentesis, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Curtis Edward Kennedy, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pediatric Critical Care
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Curtis Kennedy works as an anesthesiologist and pediatric critical care specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kennedy accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Dr. Nicola Alexander Hanania, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nicola Hanania is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Hanania focuses on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hanania is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Toronto General Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Lavannya Mundayatil Pandit, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
One Baylor Plaza; Jones Building, Suite 535e
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lavannya Pandit is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise consist of intensive care and lung problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pandit takes. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Amit D Parulekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1709 Dryden Road; Ms Bcm620, Suite 9.59
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amit Parulekar is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. He has a special interest in lung transplant, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Parulekar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Parulekar attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Moreshwar S Desai, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pediatric Critical Care
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Moreshwar Desai is an anesthesiology and pediatric critical care specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Desai is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. Dr. Nair is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nair trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Philip Mani Alapat, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1504 Taub Loop; 6th Floor Pf 80002c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Alapat, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Alapat's areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Elizabeth Sy-Siong Guy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Guy's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Guy is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Thirumagal Thirumagal Murugan, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thirumagal Murugan practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Murugan's clinical interests include sleep disorders and lung problems. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from Madras Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Murugan trained at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Murugan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam. Dr. Murugan is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

Dr. Kalpalatha Kummamuri Guntupalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1504 Taub Loop - pulmonary; Department
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kalpalatha Guntupalli's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Guntupalli's clinical interests include lung problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, she performed her residency at D.C. General Hospital. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Patient Education, Lung Problems, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Sepsis

Dr. Jorge Antonio Coss Bu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
6621 Fannin; Wt6-006
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Coss-Bu's area of specialization is pediatric critical care. Dr. Coss-Bu is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Jihad Georges Youssef, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jihad Youssef practices adult critical care, general internal medicine, and sleep medicine. Dr. Youssef is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Dr. Prasad Manian, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Prasad Manian is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Manian graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Manian's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Epilepsy, Asthma, Sleep Problems, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Suryakanta Velamuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard; Rm 3c-385
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suryakanta Velamuri is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Velamuri attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In her practice, Dr. Velamuri focuses on lung problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Velamuri is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems

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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.