We found 4 critical care specialists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Corpus Christi, TX.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2606 Hospital Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX

Dr. Osbert Blow is a trauma surgeon and critical care specialist. Dr. Blow honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Blow completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Blow (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
822 Kinney Street
Corpus Christi, TX

Dr. Octavio Garcia's specialties are surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Garcia has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1501 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX

Dr. Tarun Madappa's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
3533 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX

Dr. Noorullah Akhtar's area of specialization is pediatric critical care. Dr. Akhtar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver.

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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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