We found 20 critical care specialists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Temple, TX.

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

Dr. Jorge Velazco is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Velazco obtained his medical school training at National University of San Marcos and performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received distinctions including 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 is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

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

Dr. Danny Little specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Little has received 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 affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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

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

Dr. Shirley Jones' areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Jones attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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.

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

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

Dr. Justin Regner's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Regner honors. Dr. Regner attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Problems, Abdominal Hernia, Trauma

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. Dr. Salgado has a special interest in sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Salgado attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Salgado is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Whitney Prince is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Prince completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Prince speaks Medical Spanish.

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

Dr. Peter Yau, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Peter Yau sees patients in Taylor, TX and Temple, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Yau 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 studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Yau is conversant in Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Biopsy, Tracheostomy, Interstitial Lung Disease, 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 is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. Dr. White honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Airway Stent Placement, Biopsy, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Erwin practices adult cardiology and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Temple, TX. Dr. Erwin's areas of expertise include invasive cardiology. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Erwin attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Erwin has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015; and Alpha Omega Alpha.

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

Dr. Shekhar A Ghamande, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Shekhar Ghamande specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ghamande (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best attending physician," Department of Medicine, West Virginia University.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Emphysema, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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

Dr. Juan Sanchez is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. Dr. Sanchez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from CES University, Institute of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received professional recognition including the following: Young Investigator Award: Chest. Dr. Sanchez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Airway Stent Placement, Transbronchial Biopsy, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Costa is a cardiologist and critical care specialist in Temple, TX. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Costa attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Costa include invasive cardiology. Dr. Costa takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Costa has received distinctions including 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. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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

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

Dr. William Petersen's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Petersen's areas of expertise include the following: pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Petersen attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians.

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

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 surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Smith attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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

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

Dr. Travis Isbell practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Isbell attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for his residency. He has received the distinction of General Surgery Chief Resident of the year award. Dr. Isbell is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Trauma

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

Dr. Richard Beckendorf's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in Temple, TX and Cameron, TX. Dr. Beckendorf studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems

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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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