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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Bello's area of specialization is pediatric critical care. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bello include hospital care. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Bello attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Bello is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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 specializes in adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric critical care and practices in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and intensive care. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Costello is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Costello attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Research, Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

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, who practices in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. Before performing his residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Dr. Thrush attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thrush include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Thrush is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lucas Kimmig is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kimmig 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.
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