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Dr. Anuja J Riles, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Anuja Riles is a pediatric hospital medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Riles accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. She is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Riles's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Bernardo Kracer, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
750 Welch Road; Suite 315
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bernardo Kracer's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). After completing medical school at the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Kracer performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Lakshmi Bhandari sees patients in Redwood City, CA. Her medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Bhandari accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Bhandari (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Tang specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Tang speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Curtis Huynh is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Huynh studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. He accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Dorina Gheorghevici works as a hospitalist. She accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Gheorghevici is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Lau specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Redwood City, CA. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Lau accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Padmavathi Sainath is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She obtained her medical school training at Madras Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. She is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Colin Reed's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Reed is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Herbert Szeto specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Amy Traum is a Redwood City, CA physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Traum is an in-network provider for Kaiser Permanente insurance. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Poonam Kapadia is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. She studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Kapadia is an in-network provider for Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Jasmeen Pombra is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Pombra takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Ashu Goyal is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Goyal graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Lorin Kreitzer's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Kreitzer graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Stella Clavecilla practices hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Clavecilla accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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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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