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We found 3 emergency medicine providers who accept Blue Choice POS near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Bassam Kawadry, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Bassam Kawadry is a physician who specializes in pediatric emergency medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kawadry include emergency care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barberton Citizen's Hospital and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Emergency Care

Dr. Suzanne Marie Szczepaniak, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Suzanne Schmidt is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist in Chicago, IL. In her practice, Dr. Schmidt focuses on emergency care. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Emergency Care

Dr. Peggy Gatsinos, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Peggy Gatsinos works as an emergency medicine specialist. Dr. Gatsinos honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. Dr. Gatsinos is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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What is Emergency Medicine?

Emergency medicine, as the name implies, refers to the treatment of patients whose illness or injury is an emergency. This usually means the illness or injury is serious and was unexpected. Emergency medicine includes disaster response teams, ambulance personnel such as EMTs and paramedics, and doctors or nurses at an ER.

Emergency medicine specialists are trained to deal with all kinds of different conditions affecting all kinds of different people, as just about any medical condition can become an emergency. An emergency medicine physician might treat patients with:
  • Trauma from a car accident
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Near drowning
  • Broken bones
  • Premature labor
  • Drug overdose
  • Suicide attempt
  • Burns
  • High fever

In a busy emergency room, staff could even potentially see all of these problems in the same day. Emergency medicine specialists work in a fast-paced environment, treating serious health issues. They must make decisions quickly. Because emergency care is the only point of access to health care for many Americans, emergency medicine physicians must also provide screening and referrals as well as treatment.

There are over 120 million ER visits in the United States every year. Emergency medicine is a very important part of the health care system, and the providers routinely save lives.