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

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

Dr. Sharon Gavin works as an internal medicine hospitalist and family practice physician. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gavin is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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). In Dr. Dhir's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid cancer, and women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Government Medical College, Patiala and performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Griffin Hospital. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

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

Dr. Luong Nguyen is an internal medicine hospitalist and adult infectious disease specialist. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
6500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kendra Harmon is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Harmon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect.

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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.