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We found 5 trauma surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Temple, TX.

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 is a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist in Temple, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Smith has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

Dr. Richard Charles Frazee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Richard Frazee specializes in general surgery and trauma surgery and practices in Abilene, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Frazee is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Frazee attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Clinical interests: Colectomy, Breast Cancer, Trauma

Dr. Justin Lee Regner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Justin Regner is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Regner honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Regner include: Alpha Omega Alpha; Texas A&M Brindley Faculty Teaching Award; and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Most Outstanding Surgical Attending. Dr. Regner is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Problems, Abdominal Hernia, Trauma

Dr. Claire Larson Isbell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Claire Isbell is a general surgeon and trauma surgeon. Dr. Isbell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Travis Scott Isbell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Travis Isbell is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Isbell attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Isbell honors. He has received the following distinction: General Surgery Chief Resident of the year award. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Trauma

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What is Trauma Surgery?

Accidents and injuries are the leading cause of death in the United States for patients under 40. When injuries are severe enough to require emergency surgery, patients may be treated by a trauma surgeon, a doctor who specializes in providing surgical help to save critically injured patients.

Due to the nature of their work, trauma surgeons are most often located in emergency departments of hospitals. The specialty is closely related to emergency medicine and acute care surgery, but trauma surgery specifically focuses on surgical care needed to repair sudden and unexpected physical injuries.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and procedures that a trauma surgeon might see include:
  • Blunt trauma, such as a car accident or fall
  • Penetrating trauma, such as a gunshot, stab wound, or deep cut
  • Crushing trauma, such as some work or machinery accidents
  • Severe burns
  • Tracheostomy, an emergency surgery to open a blocked airway

Trauma surgeons work with patients of all ages, from babies to senior citizens, that arrive in the emergency room. They do the critical work of resuscitating and stabilizing patients who may be near death. They are able to make quick decisions about what care is needed and the best way to provide it. By providing urgent expertise and surgery in an emergency, they save lives.