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We found 8 critical care specialists who accept Unicare PPO near Naperville, IL.

Dr. Kevin Lawrence Kovitz, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Kovitz practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Elk Grove Village, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. He has a special interest in lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Kovitz attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovitz accepts. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kovitz welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care

Dr. Steven Russell Boas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Critical Care
1220 Iroquois Avenue; Suite 140
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boas has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Boas attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pectus Excavatum, Chronic Cough

Dr. Neeraj Rashmikant Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Neeraj Desai is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. Dr. Desai's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients. Dr. Desai obtained his medical school training at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Edward J Diamond, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Edward Diamond's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Diamond's clinical interests: exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Diamond attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Diamond completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is conversant in Russian.

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Clinical interests: Exercise Induced Asthma, Lung Cancer, Cough, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara R Greenhill, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Sara Greenhill is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greenhill include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Greenhill obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Greenhill welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Timothy J McGee, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McGee practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. McGee is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. McGee is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, CPAP Treatment, Emphysema

Dr. Oksana V Shulzhenko, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Oksana Shulzhenko's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Delnor Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Shulzhenko is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She completed her residency training at Weiss Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Dr. Bikash Bhattarai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Bikash Bhattarai is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Bhattarai's practice, Dr. Bhattarai is particularly interested in intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Bhattarai honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bhattarai's training includes a residency program at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Bhattarai is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Bhattarai welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology

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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.