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We found 4 hospitalists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Fort Myers, FL.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
2125 Illinois Avenue
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. Yeneneh Woldetensaye is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult infectious disease. Dr. Woldetensaye is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
13782 Plantation Road; Building 4, Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Ragai Meena's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult pulmonology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meena is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
8960 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 302
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Jian Qin works as a cardiologist and hospitalist in Fort Myers, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
13782 Plantation Road; Building 4, Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Nelson Aldana works as a hospitalist and pulmonologist in Fort Myers, FL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.