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

Dr. Essam Mekhaiel is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Patients rated Dr. Mekhaiel highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine. He trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Mekhaiel 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. 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 critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Oak Lawn, IL and Chicago, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Mosul College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Mataria has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mataria is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Felipe Gracias is a general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Gracias focuses on laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Gracias is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gracias trained at Chicago Medical School. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gracias accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gracias's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Andrew Joseph Griffin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Griffin practices pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Griffin attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Griffin honors.

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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. 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Velez Jo's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and MetroSouth Medical Center. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Velez Jo is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine and a graduate of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino.

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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. Mohammad Kamel Omari, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10837 S Cicero Avenue; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Omari is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Omari takes Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital for residency. He speaks Arabic.

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

Dr. Muhammad Hamadeh specializes in obstetrics & gynecology, critical care (intensive care medicine), and sleep medicine and practices in Palos Heights, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and Tinley Park, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hamadeh is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Hamadeh has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ayala include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayala takes. For his professional training, Dr. Ayala completed a residency program at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ayala is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Health System (Chicago), and Thorek Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

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

Dr. Argyro Hatseras practices adult critical care, obstetrics & gynecology, and sleep medicine. Dr. Hatseras's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her professional 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.