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We found 7 critical care specialists who accept Best Doctors PPO near Winfield, IL.

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Dr. Elizabeth Ann Bello, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Bello is a pediatric critical care specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bello include hospital care. Dr. Bello'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 attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bello accepts.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Mohammad Ikram Akhtar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Akhtar works as a pediatric critical care specialist in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Akhtar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Akhtar include hospital care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Health Sciences Antigua for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Francine M Pearce-Falls, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, 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. Vytautas Sapiega, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Vytautas Sapiega practices pediatric critical care in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. He is conversant in Lithuanian. Dr. Sapiega is especially interested in hospital care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Vilnius University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Sapiega is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Naser Amin Zahran, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Naser Zahran is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and pediatric critical care. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zahran include hospital care. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Zahran attended medical school at Vinnitsa National Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Zahran (or staff) speaks Arabic, Italian, and Russian. He is professionally 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. Svetlana Serlin, DO
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Svetlana Serlin works as a hospitalist and pediatric critical care specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Serlin include hospital care. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Cook County Children's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Serlin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. 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. Lavanya G Shankar, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Lavanya Shankar is a hospitalist and pediatric critical care specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Dr. Shankar attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She has a special interest in hospital care. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. 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

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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.