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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Riles accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. She is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Bernardo Kracer is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Kracer attended the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks 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 practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) in Redwood City, CA. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. She accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Bhandari (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

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

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Curtis Huynh works as a hospitalist in Redwood City, CA. He honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Huynh attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Dorina Gheorghevici works as a hospitalist. She is an in-network provider for 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, Internal Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Padmavathi Sainath is a Redwood City, CA physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Sainath is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She attended medical school at Madras Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College. Her medical residency was performed 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 medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Reed studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Herbert Szeto works as a hospitalist in Redwood City, CA. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Amy Traum sees patients in Redwood City, CA. Her medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is in-network for Kaiser Permanente insurance. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Poonam Kapadia works as a hospitalist in Redwood City, CA. She is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Jasmeen Pombra is a Redwood City, CA physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Pombra is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. She takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1150 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Ashu Goyal specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He attended medical school at 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 is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He works in Redwood City, CA. Dr. Kreitzer is a graduate of 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 specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente.

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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.