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We found 3 hospitalists who accept Silver Compass 4000 near Hialeah, FL.

Tomas (Thomas) Villanueva DO
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Hospital Medicine
19225 SW 87 Avenue
Miami, FL
(305) 853-9236; (786) 595-3701

Dr. Tomas Villanueva is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine and general internal medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Villanueva accepts. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
4445 W 16th Avenue; Suite 300
Hialeah, FL
(786) 877-0543

Dr. Richard Perez Perez's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perez Perez honors. He studied medicine at Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College. Dr. Perez Perez's residency was performed at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
7100 W 20TH Avenue; Suite G126
Hialeah, FL
(305) 882-7747

Dr. Emmanuel Hernandez is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.