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We found 148 critical care specialists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield 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 is a pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Austin graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Gerald Fortuna specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests include cerebrovascular disease, carotid artery disease, and aneurysm. Dr. Fortuna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Memorial Hermann, and Washington University Physicians. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency.

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

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

Dr. Sasha Adams specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Adams accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Scott Evans is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Evans has received include 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. He is affiliated with 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 an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Her areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Ng is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Ng is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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 works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Lazarus has indicated that his clinical interests include lung problems. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Lazarus has received distinctions including 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Cox performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cox takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 medical specialist in cardiac anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Andropoulos is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Andropoulos's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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

Dr. Francisco Fuentes sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Valencia Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Fuentes performed his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Whitney Prince is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Prince is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Prince's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Medical Spanish.

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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 intensivist. Dr. Botz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is professionally 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Shannon's distinctions include: 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. Dr. Shannon is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Harmohinder Kochar's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kochar graduated from Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Kochar completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Katz is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Katz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Kennedy honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pediatric critical care; he sees patients in Houston, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Tcharmtchi graduated from Medical University of Vienna and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care

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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.