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We found 6 critical care specialists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 1 near Mcallen, TX.

Dr. Kristene Koontz Gugliuzza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Critical Care
1901 South 1st Street
Mcallen, TX

Dr. Kristene Gugliuzza is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and transplant surgery. She works in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and McAllen, TX. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Gugliuzza is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Gugliuzza has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
5321 S Mccoll Road
Edinburg, TX

Dr. Charles Richart works as a general surgeon and critical care specialist. Dr. Richart honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
101 E Ridge Road
Mcallen, TX

Dr. Krishna Turlapati is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and pediatric critical care specialist. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turlapati accepts. He is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania Medical College. Dr. Turlapati (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1801 S.5th Street; Suite 210
Mcallen, TX

Dr. Prakash Palimar, who practices in McAllen, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Palimar studied medicine at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
1102 W Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX

Dr. Maria Camacho's specialty is pediatric critical care. Dr. Camacho takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Camacho attended medical school at Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1200 E Savannah Avenue; Suite 16
Mcallen, TX

Dr. Juan Chavez Paz is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chavez Paz is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University.

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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.