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We found 4 hospitalists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze EPO near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Gauri Dhir, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Hospital Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Gauri Dhir's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid cancer, and women's health issues. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school, Dr. Dhir completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and Griffin Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Sharon Lynn Gavin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Family Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sharon Gavin's specialties are adult hospital medicine and family medicine. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gavin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Dr. Luong Phu Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Luong Nguyen is a specialist in adult hospital medicine and adult infectious disease. Dr. Nguyen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Dr. Kendra Elaine Harmon, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine
6500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kendra Harmon, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect, 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.