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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 pediatric emergency medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emergency care. Dr. Kawadry is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Barberton Citizen's Hospital and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Dr. Kawadry attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kawadry is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is pediatric emergency medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Schmidt trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Schmidt's areas of expertise include emergency care. Dr. Schmidt accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Her hospital/clinic 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. Peggy Gatsinos, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Peggy Gatsinos' specialty is emergency medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gatsinos speaks Greek. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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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.