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

Dr. Essam Mekhaiel's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Palos Heights, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and Chicago, IL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mekhaiel accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mekhaiel's office for an appointment.

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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. Hamed Rasmi Mataria, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10837 S Cicero Avenue; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Hamed Mataria specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Mataria is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mataria is open to new patients. He attended the University of Mosul College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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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 practices in Blue Island, IL and Tinley Park, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gracias include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Gracias's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Gracias's professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Griffin graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. 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. 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. 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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Palos Heights, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Velez Jo attended Cebu Institute of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Velez Jo speaks Filipino. She is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and MetroSouth Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Mohammad Omari is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Omari is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Providence Hospital. 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. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamadeh is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hamadeh speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Hamadeh's practice is open to 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's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ayala include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Ayala accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His medical residency was performed 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 is a specialist in adult critical care, obstetrics & gynecology, and sleep medicine. 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 is professionally affiliated with 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.