We found 6 critical care specialists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 104 near Round Rock, TX.

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Dr. Jayson David Aydelotte, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 402
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jayson Aydelotte works as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist. Dr. Aydelotte is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Aydelotte's residency was performed at Brooke Army Medical Center.

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Dr. Thirumagal Thirumagal Murugan, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Thirumagal Murugan's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Murugan's clinical interests include sleep disorders and lung problems. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Madras Medical College. Dr. Murugan trained at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Murugan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam. Dr. Murugan is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

Dr. Harsh Babbar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 305
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Harsh Babbar sees patients in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Babbar's education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Dr. Shantanu Shreepad Naik, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 305
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Shantanu Naik sees patients in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Naik is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 402
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Drue Ware's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Dr. Abhishek Vedavalli, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 305
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Abhishek Vedavalli is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Round Rock, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Vedavalli is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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.
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