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We found 21 hospitalists who accept Aetna Affordable Health Choices near Castro Valley, CA.

Dr. Moyra Nazneen Rasheed, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Moyra Rasheed sees patients in Castro Valley, CA. Her medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Her professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Rasheed takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College, she performed her residency at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Rasheed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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Dr. Ilan Zalel Remler, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ilan Remler specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Berkeley, CA, Castro Valley, CA, and Oakland, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Dr. Remler attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Sutter Delta Medical Center.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kshitija Kari's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Kari (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Kari attended NTR University of Health Sciences and Kakatiya Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital for residency. Dr. Kari accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Ezekiel Volkert, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ezekiel Volkert is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Volkert studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Volkert (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Volkert is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center.

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Dr. Maria Ait Rais, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Maria Ait Rais is a hospitalist. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Ait Rais is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital for her residency. Dr. Ait Rais (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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Dr. Andrea Gurpreet Kaur Dhaliwal, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Dhaliwal is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Dhaliwal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She is conversant in Punjabi. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF).

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Dr. Daisy Daixin Maron, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Daisy Maron's areas of specialization are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maron honors. She graduated from Peking University Health Science Center. For her professional training, Dr. Maron completed a residency program at Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa. Dr. Maron is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center.

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Dr. Sabine Muriel Steegers, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road; Hospitalist Division
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sabine Steegers is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Steegers is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Erasmus University Rotterdam for medical school, she completed her residency training at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. She speaks Dutch.

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Dr. Sandy Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sandy Ramirez is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Ramirez performed her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center.

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Dr. Zahid Ismail Shaikh, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road; Hospitalist Division
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Zahid Shaikh's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shaikh obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Shaikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF).

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Dr. Fatma Shabbirali Khakoo, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Fatma Khakoo specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Khakoo is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Gevorg Ghazaryan is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in Oxnard, CA and Castro Valley, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended Yerevan State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Medical Center, Lafayette for residency. Dr. Ghazaryan (or staff) speaks Armenian and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Priyanka Soin is a hospitalist in Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Soin (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Good Samaritan Hospital of MD. Her education and training includes medical school at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Tianli Pan, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Tianli Pan's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Pan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at Wenzhou Medical College. He trained at St. John's Episcopal Hospital for his residency. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Dr. Pei-Fen Lin, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Pei-Fen Lin is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Lin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Lin attended Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Arash Foroutani, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Arash Foroutani specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). His professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. He is a graduate of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Memorial University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Foroutani honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more.

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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.