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 is a pediatric critical care specialist in Urbana, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. She has a special interest in hospital care. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bello accepts. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, Dr. Bello 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric critical care; he sees patients in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Costello include heart problems and intensive care. Dr. Costello is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Before performing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Costello attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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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 is a pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thrush's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Thrush's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, he 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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Chicago, IL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA.

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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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