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We found 50 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 is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Cheng attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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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' specialty is adult hospital medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Thomas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Nicole Rimpel specializes in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Rimpel is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Blaurock's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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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 specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Mountain View, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Edmonds attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Edmonds is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 an internal medicine hospitalist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Chawla's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Chawla (or staff) speaks 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. Mara Zulauf Zulauf, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Mara Spare works as a hospitalist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include intensive care and palliative care. Dr. Spare honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Intensive Care, Palliative Care

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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Wang performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Hua speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Hua trained at Stanford University Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE.

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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's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Her professional 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 is an internal medicine hospitalist. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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

Dr. Maggie Jones is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Jones's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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

Dr. Samuel Lada practices adult hospital medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lada attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Lada's training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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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 sees patients in San Carlos, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialties are pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology. In addition to English, Dr. Forcier speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Lee attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. He 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.