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

Dr. John Milton Costello Jr., MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
250 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Costello is an adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric critical care specialist. His areas of expertise consist of intensive care and anesthesia. Dr. Costello honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Costello is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Research, Anesthesia, Intensive Care, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Dr. Elizabeth Ann Bello, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Bello is a pediatric critical care specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bello include hospital care. Dr. Bello's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bello accepts.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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
 

Dr. Philip Thrush's specialties are pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. His areas of expertise consist of heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Thrush accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thrush 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: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5841 S Maryland Avenue; Mc-7082
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lucas Kimmig is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.