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 is a general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Aydelotte attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before completing her residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Murugan attended medical school at Madras Medical College. Dr. Murugan's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders and lung problems. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Murugan (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam. She 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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Babbar is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Naik accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Drue Ware works as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist. Dr. Ware takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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 a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Round Rock, TX. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Vedavalli graduated from Osmania Medical College.

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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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