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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Austin is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Katz's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Katz trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Katz average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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 the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Katz has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, ... (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 works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and sinusitis (sinus infection). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Ng studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ng takes. Dr. Ng's 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. Gerald Richard Fortuna Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
6414 Fannin Street; Suite G150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Fortuna works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and intensivist. Dr. Fortuna has a special interest in cerebrovascular disease, carotid artery disease, and aneurysm. His professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Memorial Hermann, and Washington University Physicians. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fortuna honors. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Fortuna completed his residency training 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)

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 is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fuentes honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Valencia Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Fuentes has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Scott Evans is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Evans 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 professional recognition including the following: 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. Donald Ray Lazarus Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1709 Dryden (bcm Pulmonary Fel; Suite 5357
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Donald Lazarus' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lazarus include lung problems. Dr. Lazarus's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Lazarus completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Harmohinder S Kochar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
1631 N Loop West; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harmohinder Kochar is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev University for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kochar at an average of 1.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kochar accepts.

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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 specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Houston, TX. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Cox attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs 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 has received the following distinction: 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 cardiac anesthesiologist and critical care specialist. Dr. Andropoulos graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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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 specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Adams is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She 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 a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. In addition to English, Dr. Prince speaks Medical Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Prince attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Prince takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Botz is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for his residency. 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Shannon completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Her 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 professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pediatric critical care and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Tcharmtchi's clinical interests encompass intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at Medical University of Vienna. Dr. Tcharmtchi trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency.

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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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Farjo speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Western Maryland Health System, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Farjo honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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.