We found 4 critical care specialists who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Chicago, IL.

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John Milton Costello Jr. MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
250 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Costello is a specialist in adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric critical care. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. His clinical interests include heart problems and intensive care. Dr. Costello is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Elizabeth A. Bello M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Bello is a medical specialist in pediatric critical care. Her clinical interests include hospital care. Dr. Bello is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is closed to new patients at this time. Before performing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Bello attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Philip T. Thrush M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 5th Floor, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Cardiology Division
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Philip Thrush is a pediatric cardiologist and pediatric critical care specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thrush include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5841 S Maryland Avenue; Mc-7082
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lucas Kimmig is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kimmig honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more.

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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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