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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 a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Amarillo, TX, El Paso, TX, and Lubbock, TX. Dr. Torres is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Kelly Chin is an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist in Amarillo, TX, El Paso, TX, and Lubbock, TX. Dr. Chin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

Dr. Sonja Bartolome is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Bartolome is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. She is 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 critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Lubbock, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Alalawi speaks Arabic.

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

Dr. John Griswold is an adult critical care specialist and general surgeon in Lubbock, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Griswold attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Richard Winn's areas of specialization are adult critical care, adult infectious disease, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winn takes.

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

Dr. Vaidehi Kaza's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Kaza 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; Stop 9410
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Nugent's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Nugent has received the following distinction: 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 is a Lubbock, TX physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at 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 sees patients in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Tello 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 studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Sharmilla Dissanaike works as a general surgeon and critical care specialist. Dr. Dissanaike graduated from The University of Sydney Medical School. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Isham Huizar is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Huizar studied medicine at the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. He 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.

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

Dr. Christopher Todd is a pediatric critical care specialist in Lubbock, TX and Amarillo, TX. Dr. Todd accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school 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 is a specialist in pediatric critical care. He works in Lubbock, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kasemsri 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 sees patients in Lubbock, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Yepes Hurtado is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.