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We found 147 critical care specialists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Houston, TX.

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. 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. 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. Scott Elliott Evans, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Evans' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Evans accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received distinctions including Cyrus Scholar Award, Cyrus Family Foundation; Presidential Recognition for Faculty Excellence, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and Distinguished Paper Award, The University of Texas MD Anderson Division of Internal Medicine. Dr. Evans is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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 medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lazarus's areas of expertise include lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Lazarus takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinctions: 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. 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. Dean Bradley Andropoulos, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Anesthesiology, Critical Care
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dean Andropoulos is a specialist in cardiac anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Andropoulos honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Andropoulos completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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. Whitney Shea Prince, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1709 Dryden; Suite 5.82a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Whitney Prince works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prince honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Prince is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Transbronchial Biopsy, Pneumonia, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Sepsis, Thoracentesis

Dr. Gregory Harnett Botz, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 112
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Botz is an anesthesiologist and critical care specialist in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for his residency. Dr. Botz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Botz is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Vickie Rene Shannon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Suite 1462
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vickie Shannon is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Shannon attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Shannon has received distinctions including Alfred Soffer Research Award, American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Foundation; NIH (Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Minority Investigator Award, NIH; and History of Medicine Award, University of Texas.

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Dr. Mohammad Hossein Tcharmtchi, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pediatric Critical Care
6621 Fannin Street; Wt6-006
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Tcharmtchi, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pediatric critical care. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Tcharmtchi attended Medical University of Vienna for medical school. His clinical interests encompass intensive care. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care

Dr. Bashar Imad Farjo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bashar Farjo's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Farjo is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Western Maryland Health System, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, Endobronchial ... (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.