We found 5 critical care specialists who accept United Healthcare EPO near Harlingen, TX.

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
614 Maco Drive
Harlingen, TX

Dr. Ashraf Hilmy's medical specialty is vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology
5505 S Expressway 77; Suite 205
Harlingen, TX

Dr. William Torkildsen, who practices in Harlingen, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Torkildsen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
2101 Pease Street
Harlingen, TX

Dr. Rangasamy Anand specializes in pediatric critical care and practices in Harlingen, TX. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care
2101 Pease Street; Suite 1g
Harlingen, TX

Dr. Javier Cabello Garza is a Harlingen, TX physician who specializes in adult critical care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cabello Garza honors.

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
102 N Nueces Park Lane
Harlingen, TX

Dr. Maria Camacho practices pediatric critical care. Dr. Camacho accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and 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.
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