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We found 4 hospitalists who accept Health Net HSP near Rancho Mirage, CA.

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Dr. Jennifer H. Alonzo Dowalter, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Dowalter practices adult hospital medicine. She speaks Filipino. Dr. Dowalter is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. After completing medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, she performed her residency at Memorial University Medical Center. Dr. Dowalter honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has a closed panel.

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Dr. Puri Lorena Arellano Pascual, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Puri Lorena Pascual is an adult hospital medicine specialist in Rancho Mirage, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed her residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Pascual speaks Filipino. Dr. Pascual is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Linna Linna, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Linna Kho is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kho takes. Dr. Kho is closed to new patients at this time. After attending the University of Indonesia Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kho completed her residency training at Woodhull Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Indonesian.

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Dr. Tommy Zaharakis, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Nephrology
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Tommy Zaharakis specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult nephrology and practices in Rancho Mirage, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Zaharakis obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.