We found 6 hospitalists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Chula Vista, CA.

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Dr. Maria Elena Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
435 H Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Maria Ramirez is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. In her practice, Dr. Ramirez focuses on general care and hospital care. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ramirez is closed to new patients at this time. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego's residency program. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, General Care

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
435 H Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Hazem Yassin, who practices in Chula Vista, CA and Redding, CA, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Yassin has indicated that his clinical interests include hospital care. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Dr. Yassin speaks Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Nasser Bayati, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Nasser Bayati specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He graduated from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bayati speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy.

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Dr. Francisco Martinez, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
435 H Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Francisco Martinez's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). His clinical interests include general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Martinez attended Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana for medical school and subsequently trained at Jersey City Medical Center and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Martinez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: General Care

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
435 H Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Afshin Nahavandi's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). His clinical interests include general care and hospital care. Dr. Nahavandi is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Nahavandi obtained his medical school training at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Kettering Medical Center and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. He speaks Persian.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, General Care

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
435 H Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Yasmin Siddiqi practices family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist) in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Siddiqi (or staff) speaks Urdu, Pashto, and Persian. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care and hospital care. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She studied medicine at Khyber Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Siddiqi accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, General Care

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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.