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We found 8 hospitalists who accept United Healthcare HMO near Walnut Creek, CA.

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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 practices hospital medicine (hospitalist). She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Philippines and St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. Dr. Haro speaks Filipino. Dr. Haro is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, 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's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Heer (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Dr. Sameera M Sandhu, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1220 Rossmoor Parkway
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Sameera Sandhu practices hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sandhu obtained her medical school training at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and GGS Medical College Faridkot and performed her residency at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Sandhu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Sandhu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG).

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

Dr. Babak Kanani specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Walnut Creek, CA and Oakland, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Kanani accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Kanani (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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

Dr. Kshitija Kari practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) in Walnut Creek, CA and Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Kari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She studied medicine at NTR University of Health Sciences and Kakatiya Medical College. Dr. Kari completed her residency training at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as 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 works as a hospitalist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaikh honors. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Shaikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Spanish. Dr. Shaikh's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF).

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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). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Kandpal trained at California Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Kandpal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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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. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Jammu, Dr. Gupta performed her residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York.

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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.