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We found 4 critical care specialists who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Chicago, IL.

John Milton Costello Jr MD, MPH
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care, Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
250 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL
(312) 227-4100; (773) 880-4553

Dr. John Costello, who practices in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric critical care. His areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care and anesthesia. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Costello honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Costello graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric cardiac intensive care, neonatal ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Ann Bello MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(217) 383-3088; (630) 933-2350

Dr. Elizabeth Bello is a medical specialist in pediatric critical care. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bello include hospital care. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bello's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO.

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Clinical interests: Hospitalist

Dr. Philip T Thrush MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
5th Floor, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Cardiology Division; 225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312) 227-0350; (312) 227-4000

Dr. Philip Thrush's areas of specialization are pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care; he sees patients in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Thrush is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thrush takes. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiomyopathy, heart failure, heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory ... (Read more)

Marie L Crandall MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
(312) 695-8918

Dr. Marie Crandall is a specialist in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She works in Chicago, IL. Dr. Crandall honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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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.