We found 20 hospitalists who accept Molina Healthcare near National City, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
345 F Street; #220
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Arturo Valderrama works as an internal medicine hospitalist. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Valderrama's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Valderrama is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, General Care

Dr. George Delgado, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
550 Washington Street; 801
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. George Delgado practices family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist) in Escondido, CA and San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Delgado include hospice (end-of-life care), general care, and palliative care. Dr. Delgado is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Delgado speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Palliative Care, General Care, Hospice

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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

Dr. Man Hung Jasmine Chow, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
655 Euclid Avenue; 210
National City, CA
 

Dr. Man-Hung Chow is an adult hospital medicine specialist in Chula Vista, CA, National City, CA, and San Ysidro, CA. Dr. Chow is especially interested in general care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program. She speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Chow is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Care

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8201
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kenton Smitherman is a critical care specialist, hospitalist, and adult infectious disease specialist in San Diego, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Leila Shabanian sees patients in Chula Vista, CA and Escondido, CA. Her medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Her areas of expertise consist of general care and hospital care. Dr. Shabanian is an in-network provider for Health Net, Molina Healthcare, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Shabanian (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. Dr. Shabanian is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
4020 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sunny Richley is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. In Dr. Richley's practice, Dr. Richley is particularly interested in general care and hospital care. Dr. Richley honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Richley obtained Dr. Richley's medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed Dr. Richley's residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Dr. Richley is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Richley's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Richley's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
4077 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Farah Zeeda is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. She attended Dhaka Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at MacNeal Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeeda honors. She speaks Bengali. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Zeeda is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Care

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4077 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Pouya Afshar is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scripps Clinic. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hospice (end-of-life care), general care, and palliative care. Dr. Afshar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Afshar speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, General Care, Hospice

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
4077 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Yuri Reznik is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. In Dr. Reznik's practice, he is particularly interested in general care and hospital care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reznik honors. He graduated from Autonomous University of Baja California. For his professional training, Dr. Reznik completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Dr. Reznik (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, General Care

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jay Varughese, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Varughese studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
200 West Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8485
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brian Clay's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Clay takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
200 West Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8485
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jaswinder Bajwa is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Bajwa honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Bajwa (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
200 W. Arbor Drive; Mc 8485
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ian Jenkins' area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Jenkins accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
200 W Arbor Drive; #8485
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Huang's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Huang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Huang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
200 W Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Seymann is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in San Diego, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seymann accepts. Dr. Seymann attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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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.