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's area of specialization is pediatric critical care. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bello include hospital care. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Bello attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Bello 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. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric critical care. In his practice, Dr. Akhtar focuses on hospital care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Akhtar accepts. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Health Sciences Antigua for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Dr. Akhtar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Akhtar is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 works as a pediatric critical care specialist in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. Dr. Sapiega is especially interested in hospital care. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Sapiega attended Vilnius University for medical school. Dr. Sapiega speaks Lithuanian. 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 is not currently accepting new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and pediatric critical care. She has a special interest in hospital care. Dr. Pearce's 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. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Pearce is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) and pediatric critical care in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. In Dr. Zahran's practice, he is particularly interested in hospital care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Vinnitsa National Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Zahran (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Zahran 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. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 is a hospitalist and pediatric critical care specialist. She has a special interest in hospital care. She honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Serlin studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Serlin trained at Cook County Children's Hospital. Dr. Serlin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Serlin'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. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and pediatric critical care. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hospital care. Dr. Shankar honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for residency. 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. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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.
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