We found 3 hospitalists who accept Coventry Gold near Bradenton, FL.

Filter By:
Showing 1-3 of 3
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2210 61st Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Michael Burke is an adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and sleep medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Burke is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Burke is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

Read more

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2210 61st Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Floyd Wells, who practices in Bradenton, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

Read more

Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Nephrology
3915 8th Avenue W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Arleta Kitlas' areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult nephrology; she sees patients in Bradenton, FL. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Distinctions

Online Communication

Medical School

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.