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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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Torero attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. Dr. Torero's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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's specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and pediatric critical care. She is especially interested in hospital care. Dr. Pearce's 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Pearce trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for her residency.

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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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Evergreen Park, IL. Dr. Kern graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. His practice is open to 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. 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. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Sahloul is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Nasser Zakieh's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Workers' Compensation. Before performing his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Zakieh attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Zakieh speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Zakieh is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Moutaz Sunbuli's areas of specialization are adult critical care, obstetrics & gynecology, and sleep medicine; he sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL, Chicago, IL, and Palos Heights, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Sunbuli a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sunbuli completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Sunbuli welcomes 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 in Evergreen Park, IL. Dr. McLeod has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently 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 Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

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 intensive care specialist in Chicago, IL and Hickory Hills, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Andina 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 honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Andina attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Andina is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He welcomes 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.