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We found 8 critical care specialists who accept Aetna PPO near Oak Lawn, IL.

Dr. Luis E Torero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Torero attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Francine M Pearce-Falls, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Francine Pearce practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) and pediatric critical care in Chicago, IL, Olympia Fields, IL, and Chicago Heights, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Pearce is especially interested in hospital care. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Richard Donald Kern, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2800 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Richard Kern practices critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Evergreen Park, IL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Kern graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Kern welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Mohammed Zaher Sahloul, MD
Specializes in Other, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
10837 S. Cicero; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Sahloul is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sahloul honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Sahloul speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Nasser Zakieh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Adult Pulmonology
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Nasser Zakieh specializes in adult critical care, obstetrics & gynecology, and adult pulmonology. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Zakieh completed his residency training at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. The average patient rating for Dr. Zakieh is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zakieh is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Evan George McLeod, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Evan McLeod is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. McLeod takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McLeod trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Moutaz K Sunbuli, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Moutaz Sunbuli's specialties are adult critical care, obstetrics & gynecology, and sleep medicine. He practices in Oak Lawn, IL, Chicago, IL, and Palos Heights, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Sunbuli average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Sunbuli attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sunbuli is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and MetroSouth Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Robert J Andina, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Critical Care
8700 West 95th Street; Suite 6
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. Robert Andina is a medical specialist in cardiology (heart disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Andina accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Dr. Andina is accepting new patients.

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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.