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We found 16 hospitalists who accept Kaiser Permanente HMO near Palo Alto, CA.

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

Dr. Anuja Riles specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Riles's hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She 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 specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Kracer is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kracer attended medical school at the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Lakshmi Bhandari's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Bhandari (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Tang is a Redwood City, CA physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Tang honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Curtis Huynh is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He works in Redwood City, CA. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Huynh is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He speaks Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Dorina Gheorghevici's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She is an in-network provider for 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 hospitalist. She accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. 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.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Colin Reed is a Redwood City, CA physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Reed is a graduate of 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 is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Szeto studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Lau is a hospitalist. He accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Lau attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Amy Traum is a hospitalist in Redwood City, CA. Dr. Traum studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She takes Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Poonam Kapadia is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. Dr. Kapadia attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. She accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Jasmeen Pombra is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Pombra attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Ashu Goyal's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Goyal is a graduate of 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 sees patients in Redwood City, CA. His medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Kreitzer graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Stella Clavecilla is a hospitalist in Redwood City, CA. She honors 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.