We found 3 emergency medicine providers who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Longview, TX.

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Dr. Gerald Joseph Akpassa, MD
Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1029 Riverwood Drive
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Akpassa is a specialist in emergency medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). In Dr. Akpassa's practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine and residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Dr. Akpassa is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
700 E Marshall
Longview, TX
 

Dr. S. Redels' areas of specialization are family medicine and emergency medicine; he sees patients in Longview, TX. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Redels honors.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
700 E Marshall Avenue
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Jeffory Beaty is an emergency medicine specialist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beaty attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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What is Emergency Medicine?

Emergency medicine, as the name implies, refers to the treatment of patients whose illness or injury is an emergency. This usually means the illness or injury is serious and was unexpected. Emergency medicine includes disaster response teams, ambulance personnel such as EMTs and paramedics, and doctors or nurses at an ER.

Emergency medicine specialists are trained to deal with all kinds of different conditions affecting all kinds of different people, as just about any medical condition can become an emergency. An emergency medicine physician might treat patients with:
  • Trauma from a car accident
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Near drowning
  • Broken bones
  • Premature labor
  • Drug overdose
  • Suicide attempt
  • Burns
  • High fever

In a busy emergency room, staff could even potentially see all of these problems in the same day. Emergency medicine specialists work in a fast-paced environment, treating serious health issues. They must make decisions quickly. Because emergency care is the only point of access to health care for many Americans, emergency medicine physicians must also provide screening and referrals as well as treatment.

There are over 120 million ER visits in the United States every year. Emergency medicine is a very important part of the health care system, and the providers routinely save lives.
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