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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 practices pediatric critical care. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bello include hospital care. 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. Dr. Bello honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Bello trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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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 pediatric critical care specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Akhtar include hospital care. Dr. Akhtar is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Health Sciences Antigua. His residency was performed at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Akhtar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Akhtar'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. He has a closed panel.

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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 specializes in pediatric critical care. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hospital care. 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. Dr. Sapiega takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel. He graduated from Vilnius University. Dr. Sapiega's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sapiega speaks Lithuanian.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Olympia Fields, IL, and Chicago Heights, IL. Her medical specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and pediatric critical care. Clinical interests for Dr. Pearce include hospital care. 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. Dr. Pearce attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pearce takes. She 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 works as a hospitalist and pediatric critical care specialist in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zahran include hospital care. Dr. Zahran accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Vinnitsa National Medical University, he performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Zahran (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Italian, and Russian. 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. He is closed to 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 hospital medicine (hospitalist) and pediatric critical care specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Serlin is especially interested in hospital care. 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 takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Serlin obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Cook County Children's Hospital. Dr. Serlin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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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 works in Hoffman Estates, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. She is especially interested in hospital care. 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. Dr. Shankar is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's residency program. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. She is closed to 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.