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Dr. Patricia Anne Yabut Haro, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
3687 Mt Diablo Boulevard; #200
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Haro sees patients in Lafayette, CA and Antioch, CA. Her medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Haro attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Philippines and St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown for residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Haro is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF).

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Dr. Manavjyot Singh Heer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1850 Mt. Diablo Boulevard; Suite 545
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Manavjyot Heer is an internal medicine hospitalist in Tracy, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Heer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Heer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1220 Rossmoor Parkway
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Kshitija Kari specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Kari (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She graduated from NTR University of Health Sciences and Kakatiya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Dr. Kari honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Zahid Ismail Shaikh, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1220 Rossmoor Parkway
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Zahid Shaikh's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaikh takes. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Shaikh (or staff) speaks Urdu, Sindhi, and Spanish. Dr. Shaikh is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF).

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
106 La Casa Viaduct; #100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Babak Kanani's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Kanani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Kanani is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Kanani attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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Dr. Anjali Kandpal, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
1220 Rossmoor Parkway
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Kandpal's medical specialty is family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. For her residency, Dr. Kandpal trained at California Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kandpal (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Kandpal is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF).

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Dr. Priyanka Gupta, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
3687 Mt Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Priyanka Gupta is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in Lafayette, CA and Antioch, CA. She attended Government Medical College, Jammu for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for residency. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF).

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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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