We found 7 hospitalists who accept Anthem HMO near Los Angeles, CA.

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Dr. Nudrat Usman, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1200 N State Street; Ird 620
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nudrat Usman specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Torrance, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Usman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. She graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. For her residency, Dr. Usman trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute.

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Dr. Antonio Zamorano, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
4864 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Antonio Zamorano specializes in family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Zamorano's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zamorano trained at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier. Dr. Zamorano (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Dr. Zamorano is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Dr. Michael David Bryant, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bryant is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bryant is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bryant has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 407
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Greeno's specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult pulmonology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Greeno studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 407
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Fishmann is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult pulmonology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Fishmann has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 407
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Rice's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Rice honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 407
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Brooks' areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult pulmonology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brooks is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.
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