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We found 25 critical care specialists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Temple, TX.

Dr. Carl David Boethel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Carl Boethel sees patients in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Boethel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Polysomnography, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Francisco Velazco, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Velazco's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Temple, TX. Dr. Velazco takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at National University of San Marcos. He trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Physician of the Year, Saint Elizabeth Community Hospital, Red Bluff, CA; Best Third Year Resident, Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, NY, Academic year, 2000-2001; and Best Intern of the Year, Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, NY, Academic year 1998-1999. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Velazco is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Dr. Gonzalo Alenjandro Salgado-Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Gonzalo Salgado sees patients in Round Rock, TX, Temple, TX, and Taylor, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salgado include sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Salgado accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Salgado trained at Temple University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Salgado include: Magna cum Laude, Universidad Central de Venezuela; Luis Razetti Award, Luis Razetti School of Medicine; and Lorenzo Campins y Ballester Award, Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Salgado speaks Spanish. Dr. Salgado is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Juan Fernando Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Juan Sanchez is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in San Antonio, TX, Temple, TX, and Waco, TX. Dr. Sanchez obtained his medical school training at CES University, Institute of Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Young Investigator Award: Chest. In addition to English, Dr. Sanchez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Transbronchial Biopsy, Interstitial Lung Disease, Interventional ... (Read more)

Dr. John Preston Iii Erwin III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Critical Care
2401 S 31st Street; Division of Cardiology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. John Erwin works as an adult cardiologist and intensive care specialist in Temple, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. In his practice, Dr. Erwin focuses on invasive cardiology. Dr. Erwin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015; and Alpha Omega Alpha. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Invasive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Ischemic ... (Read more)

Dr. Shirley Fong Jones, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Shirley Jones' specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Jones completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. She has received distinctions including Invited participant, American College of Chest Physicians Academic Leadership Development Program; Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society; and Diversity Travel Award, Sleep Research Network, Bethesda, Maryland. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Yau, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2301 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Peter Yau, who practices in Taylor, TX and Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Yau's education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He is conversant in Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Biopsy, Tracheostomy, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Heath Douglas White, MS, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Heath White practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. Dr. White is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. White attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Bronchoscopy, Biopsy, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Interventional ... (Read more)

Dr. William G Petersen, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. William Petersen specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Petersen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Petersen has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Whitney Shea Prince, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Whitney Prince practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and Houston, TX. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Prince attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Prince is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Transbronchial Biopsy, Pneumonia, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Sepsis, Thoracentesis

Dr. Richard Calvin Beckendorf, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Richard Beckendorf is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Temple, TX and Cameron, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beckendorf include lung problems. Dr. Beckendorf honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Danny Carlton Little, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
2401 S 31st
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Danny Little's medical specialty is pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Little accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Little attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Best Clinical Faculty, Temple Surgery Clerkship, Texas A&M College of Medicine; Most Outstanding Surgical Teaching Faculty, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; and Surgical Education Research Fellowship. Dr. Little is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Wounds, Burns, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Intensive Care, Ovarian Disease

Dr. Randall Walter Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2401 South 31st Street, Ms-01-730c; Department of Surgery
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Randall Smith's areas of specialization are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Temple, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Smith include: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Problems, Intensive Care, Surgical Procedures, Trauma

Dr. Marcia Heather Henderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Marcia Henderson's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in Waco, TX and Temple, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henderson honors. She obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Henderson has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Biopsy, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Endobronchial Ultrasound

Dr. Edgar Jose Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Edgar Jimenez is a specialist in adult critical care. Dr. Jimenez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jimenez completed a residency program at Overlook Hospital. Dr. Jimenez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Stroke, Acute Respiratory Failure, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Manuel Costa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Critical Care
2401 South 31st
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Steven Costa is a specialist in adult cardiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). In Dr. Costa's practice, he is particularly interested in invasive cardiology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Costa has received include Chief Resident Internal Medicine Residency, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX; Bailey R. Collin Scholarship, University of Texas Medical Branch; and American Academy of Family Physicians teaching award.

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Clinical interests: Myocarditis, Electrocardiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

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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.