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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 areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torero honors. 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 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. Dr. Torero is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and pediatric critical care. She works in Chicago, IL, Olympia Fields, IL, and Chicago Heights, IL. She has a special interest in hospital care. Dr. Pearce accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kern honors. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. Dr. Kern is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He 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's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Sahloul obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Sahloul average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Sahloul is professionally 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. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Zakieh is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland's residency program. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zakieh accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Workers' Compensation. He has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Evergreen Park, IL. Dr. McLeod's areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. McLeod accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McLeod has an open panel.

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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, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Moutaz Sunbuli is a medical specialist in adult critical care, obstetrics & gynecology, and sleep medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sunbuli honors. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Sunbuli speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and MetroSouth Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 cardiologist and critical care specialist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andina accepts. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Andina is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He is open to 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.