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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. Dr. Bello 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 graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Bello completed a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She 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. She is closed to 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 practices pediatric critical care in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Glenview, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hospital care. Dr. Akhtar is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Health Sciences Antigua and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Akhtar (or staff) speaks 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. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric critical care. He works in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. His education and training includes medical school at Vilnius University and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sapiega include hospital care. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sapiega is conversant in Lithuanian. 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. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and pediatric critical care. She is especially interested in hospital care. Dr. Pearce'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 is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Pearce trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for her residency.

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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 specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and pediatric critical care. He works in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. In his practice, Dr. Zahran focuses on hospital care. Dr. Zahran honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Vinnitsa National Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. Dr. Zahran (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Italian, and Russian. 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. Dr. Zahran 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's specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and pediatric critical care. She practices in Hoffman Estates, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Serlin include hospital care. She 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. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. She is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Serlin studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Cook County Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Serlin (or staff) speaks 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 hospitalist and pediatric critical care specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Clinical interests for Dr. Shankar include hospital care. Dr. Shankar honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, 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. 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.