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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
20 York Street; Cb-2041
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Swarupa Vedere works as an internal medicine hospitalist and geriatrician. She attended Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Vedere's areas of expertise include hospital care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Vedere's hospital/clinic affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Daniela Hochreiter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Daniela Hochreiter sees patients in New London, CT and New Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Hochreiter's professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Hochreiter attended Medical University of Vienna for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Hochreiter speaks German.

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Dr. Swati Bansal Chokshi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
330 Cedar Street; Lmp Building Room 4100, Dept Ped Faculty Affairs
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Swati Chokshi is a pediatric hospitalist. Dr. Chokshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Chokshi attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chokshi takes.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Nephrology
20 York Street; Cb-2041
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Shuta Ishibe's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult nephrology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In Dr. Ishibe's practice, he is particularly interested in kidney problems. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ishibe's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Problems

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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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