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We found 4 emergency medicine providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
7601 Quaker Avenue
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Vaishali Parikh-Casanova's areas of specialization are family medicine and emergency medicine; dr. Vaishali Parikh-Casanova sees patients in Lubbock, TX, Humble, TX, and Kingwood, TX. Dr. Parikh-Casanova is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Parikh-Casanova at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Parikh-Casanova is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parikh-Casanova is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Dr. Joseph Babafemi Taiwo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine
Covenant Medical Group 3420 22
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Joseph Taiwo's areas of specialization are family medicine, emergency medicine, and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is professionally affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Taiwo completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine
7008 Indiana Avenue; Suite A
Lubbock, TX

Dr. David Vermillion specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, family medicine, and emergency medicine and practices in Lubbock, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vermillion takes. Dr. Vermillion graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
3610 21st Street
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Sameeh Zalloum, who practices in Garland, TX and Lubbock, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Zalloum studied medicine at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.