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We found 16 critical care specialists who accept WellPoint 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Kovitz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kovitz is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care

Dr. Benjamin Jason Seides, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Seides works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Seides (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Seides is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Seides honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Neeraj Desai specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Naperville, IL. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Diamond trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. His clinical interests include exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Diamond's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Diamond is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenhill include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Greenhill graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. David Joseph McElligott Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. David McElligott is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Naperville, IL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. McElligott takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McElligott attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McElligott trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. McElligott is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Timothy McGee's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. McGee's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. McGee is open to new patients. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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

Dr. Therese W Zeman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Theresa Zeman's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She has a special interest in lung cancer, intensive care, and pneumonia. Dr. Zeman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zeman is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Intensive Care

Dr. Robert B Love, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
4405 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Robert Love practices general surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Love include robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Love attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Patient ratings for Dr. Love average 3.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Love honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Juan Flores is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Flores is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flores welcomes new patients. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Insomnia, Sleep Problems, Intensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Keller, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Michael Keller is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include bronchoscopy. Dr. Keller is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Keller trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Vascular Disease

Dr. Jaime Villanueva, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Jaime Villanueva is an adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine specialist in Winfield, IL and Lisle, IL. Dr. Villanueva's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Villanueva attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Matthew James Baugh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Baugh practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Downers Grove, IL and Lisle, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baugh include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Baugh's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi R Nemivant, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Nemivant is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nemivant studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Nemivant's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jobby J Mampilly, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jobby Mampilly is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Mampilly is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mampilly attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma, Intensive Care

Dr. David Joseph McElligott IV, Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. David McElligott practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Winfield, IL and Naperville, IL. He is especially interested in intensive care. Dr. McElligott is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. McElligott completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care

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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.