We found 9 critical care specialists who accept Great-West Life POS near Winfield, IL.

Dr. Kevin Lawrence Kovitz, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Kovitz is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kovitz's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), and Delnor Hospital. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kovitz's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care

Dr. Steven Russell Boas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Critical Care
1220 Iroquois; Suite 140
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Boas has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Boas welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pectus Excavatum, Chronic Cough

Dr. Neeraj Rashmikant Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Neeraj Desai specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is especially interested in emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai studied medicine at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Desai completed a residency program at New York Downtown Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Desai's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. John E Pantano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Pantano is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency. Dr. Pantano is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nawaid Mahmood Shakir, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Nawaid Shakir specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Shakir has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Sara R Greenhill, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sara Greenhill is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenhill include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Greenhill trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Timothy J McGee, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McGee practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Winfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and Geneva, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. McGee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. McGee attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. McGee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, CPAP Treatment, Emphysema

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Neurology, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Guy Dugan, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. Dr. Dugan has a special interest in intensive care and pulmonary hypertension. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Dugan welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Allergies, Intensive Care

Dr. Bikash Bhattarai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Bikash Bhattarai's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; dr. Bikash Bhattarai sees patients in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Bhattarai's areas of expertise include intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Bhattarai is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bhattarai trained at Interfaith Medical Center for Dr. Bhattarai's residency. Dr. Bhattarai's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Dr. Bhattarai's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology

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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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