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We found 32 critical care specialists who accept Humana HMO 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. Andrew Joseph Griffin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Griffin is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Dr. Essam Fathy Mekhaiel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10837 S. Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Essam Mekhaiel specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Palos Heights, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and Chicago, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mekhaiel honors. He is a graduate of the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine and a graduate of Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn's residency program. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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. Estrellita T Velez Jo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
10837 S Cicero Avenue; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Estrellita Velez Jo's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Palos Heights, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Cebu Institute of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Velez Jo speaks Filipino. Dr. Velez Jo is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and MetroSouth Medical Center. She 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. Hamed Rasmi Mataria, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10837 S Cicero Avenue; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Hamed Mataria is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mataria obtained his medical school training at the University of Mosul College of Medicine and performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His professional affiliations include 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. Mohammad Kamel Omari, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10837 S Cicero Avenue; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Omari, who practices in Oak Lawn, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Omari honors Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Felipe Gracias, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
2320 High Street
Blue Island, IL
 

Dr. Felipe Gracias' specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gracias has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Gracias performed his residency at Chicago Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

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. Muhammad Abdulgany Hamadeh, MD
Specializes in Other, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
10837 S Cicero Avenue; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hamadeh practices critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Palos Heights, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and Tinley Park, IL. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Hamadeh attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Hamadeh is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Pneumonia, Intensive Care

Dr. Juanbosco Ayala, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10837 S Cicero Avenue; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Juanbosco Ayala is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Ayala focuses on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Health System (Chicago), and Thorek Memorial Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayala takes. He trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. Dr. Ayala speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

Dr. Argyro Sylvia Hatseras, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
9907 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Argyro Hatseras' areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hatseras's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and Gateway Regional Medical Center.

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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.