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We found 21 hospitalists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Bakersfield, CA.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2811 H Street
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Sudhir Kakarla, who practices in Bakersfield, CA, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kakarla is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Dr. Igor Garcia Garcia-Pacheco, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine
4550 California Avenue; Suite 500
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Igor Pacheco, who practices in Bakersfield, CA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Pacheco is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. Dr. Pacheco accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
4550 California Avenue; Suite 500
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Bankim Pandya's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Pandya attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Child Health Plus, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Pandya (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Pandya is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2811 H Street
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Nadim Sarkies sees patients in Bakersfield, CA. His medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sarkies is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sarkies is conversant in Arabic.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3551 Q Street; Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Parvez Memon is a hospitalist and geriatrician in Bakersfield, CA. Dr. Memon graduated from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Memon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
606 34th Street
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Fakhruddin Hasta's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Hasta is affiliated with Adventist Health System and Sound Physicians. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Hasta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
3001 Sillect Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Cameron Chang's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
3001 Sillect Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Parikshat Sharma sees patients in Bakersfield, CA. His medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Adventist Health System. Before completing his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Sharma attended medical school at Government Medical College, Jammu and Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. Dr. Sharma honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
4550 California Avenue; Suite 500
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Aung Moe's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moe takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Medicine 1, Yangon and performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.

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Dr. Alice Naghash Maheri, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1700 Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Ali Naghash Maheri's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He obtained his medical school training at Shaheed Beheshti Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Naghash Maheri is conversant in Persian. Dr. Naghash Maheri is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
4580 California Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Naresh Patel specializes in family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Bakersfield, CA. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. He completed his residency training at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
4580 California Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Guerena is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Guerena accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Guerena attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2811 H Street
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Mark Lin is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He is a graduate of Wannan Medical College. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1830 Flower Street
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Chioma Ugoh's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Ugoh is affiliated with Adventist Health System. She attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
4909 Centennial Plaza Way
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Farhan Shah's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Khyber Medical College. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
4909 Centennial Plaza Way
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Osama Ramadan is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He works in Bakersfield, CA. Dr. Ramadan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He speaks Arabic.

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What is Hospital Medicine?

The specialty of hospital medicine emerged in the 1990s in response to a changing healthcare environment. Hospitals and insurance companies were trying to lower costs, and at the same time physicians were beginning to push back against the extremely long work hours they traditionally kept. Instead of paying every physician to be on-call all hours of the day for their patients at hospitals around the community, a service that was rarely used anyway, hospitals began to hire their own physicians and specialists to work exclusively at each building. These healthcare professionals treat patients on-site, providing care exclusively within their own hospital. Today, healthcare providers can specialize in hospital medicine, a specialty that focuses on the safety of patients as well as efficient management of hospital resources.

Hospital medicine is the name of the specialty, and it encompasses all providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Doctors who specialize in hospital medicine are sometimes called hospitalists. Hospitalists usually specialize in a specific medical field, for example OB/GYN, neurology, psychology, or pediatrics. An OB/GYN hospitalist, for example, offers women’s health care at a hospital. A pediatric hospitalist treats children at a hospital.

Hospital medicine offers many advantages not only for hospitals, but for patients and general physicians as well. It means there will always be a trained physician, awake and ready, at the hospital when needed. It increases teamwork and communication between the staff at a hospital if they work together daily and know each other well. It relieves pressure on other physicians who may have a demanding caseload in their office during the day or who work in rural areas far from the nearest hospital. As the use of complex medical technology increases, hospitalists become familiar with the systems in each building and can use it more effectively, increasing hospital safety and productivity.