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We found 47 hospitalists who accept AARP near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Walter Wayne Cheng, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Walter Cheng is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Cheng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Cheng completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. James Alexander Thomas, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. James Thomas specializes in adult hospital medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Nicole Renee Rimpel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Rimpel is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Rimpel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Madeleine Cecile Blaurock, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Madeleine Blaurock specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Blaurock's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blaurock honors.

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Dr. Zachary V Edmonds, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2500 Grant Road; Floor 2
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Zachary Edmonds is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edmonds honors. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Edmonds completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Edmonds speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Mundeep S Chawla, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mundeep Chawla is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. He works in Los Altos, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Chawla is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of California Pacific Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chawla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Yi-Chiun Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
795 El Camino Real; 2nd Floor, Lee Building
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Yi-Chiun Wang's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Wang attended New York Medical College for medical school. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Nancy Wen Hsing Hua, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Hua is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Hua is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Jennifer Huang Lee, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Lee is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She works in Palo Alto, CA. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Lee graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Philip I Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Philip Lee's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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Dr. Christina Audrey Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christina Lee is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Maggie Jones, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Maggie Jones' area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Dr. Samuel J Lada, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Lada's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Lada attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Kathleen Brodsky Forcier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Forcier is a pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology specialist in San Carlos, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Forcier studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Forcier trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Jay Jinyong Lee, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jay Lee works as a hospitalist in Palo Alto, CA. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Sumitra Chari, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sumitra Chari's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chari is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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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.