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We found 15 critical care specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3621 22nd Street; Suite 400
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Fernando Torres works as an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist in Amarillo, TX, El Paso, TX, and Lubbock, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Torres completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3621 22nd Street; Suite 400
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Chin practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chin honors. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3621 22nd Street; Suite 400
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Sonja Bartolome is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bartolome honors. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Bartolome has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3601 4th Street; Floor 2
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Raed Alalawi is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Alalawi is conversant in Arabic.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Infectious Disease, Adult Pulmonology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Richard Winn is a specialist in adult critical care, adult infectious disease, and adult pulmonology. He works in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Winn attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. 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.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Surgery
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. John Griswold specializes in adult critical care and general surgery. 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 attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Griswold has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3621 22nd Street; Suite 400
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Vaidehi Kaza is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kaza is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3601 4th Street; Stop 9410
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Nugent is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Nugent 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3601 4th Street; Department of Internal Medicine
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Jumper, who practices in Lubbock, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Jumper 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. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2204 Ithaca Avenue; Suite C
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Wael Tello's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tello is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Sharmilla Dissanaike is a general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Dr. Dissanaike 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. She graduated from The University of Sydney Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Isham Huizar's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Huizar studied medicine at the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
5219 City Bank Parkway; Suite 35
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Todd works as a pediatric critical care specialist. He 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. Dr. Todd studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
3606 21st Street; Suite 103
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Thivakorn Kasemsri practices pediatric critical care in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Kasemsri accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3621 22nd Street; Suite 400
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Andres Yepes Hurtado specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yepes Hurtado accepts.

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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.