We found 49 hospitalists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO 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 specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Cheng's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Cheng trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. 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 is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Thomas speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Thomas attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.

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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 an internal medicine hospitalist. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Rimpel speaks Spanish. Dr. Rimpel is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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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, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Blaurock attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Blaurock accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.

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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' area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Edmonds accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Edmonds 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 a specialist in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Chawla graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chawla (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Punjabi. Dr. Chawla's 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 specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hua accepts. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Hua is affiliated with 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's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lee's training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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 adult hospital medicine specialist. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Lee is conversant in 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 practices adult hospital medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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. Maggie Jones, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Maggie Jones is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in 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 accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones is affiliated with 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, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lada accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. She trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for her residency. Dr. Forcier honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Forcier is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lee completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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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 is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chari is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. John Leo Cunniff, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. John Cunniff's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cunniff is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cunniff is 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.