We found 49 hospitalists who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Lakeland, FL.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
1324 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Lamia Khan works as a hospitalist and adult infectious disease specialist. She is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program.

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Dr. Marvin Roger McBride Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Marvin McBride practices family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist) in New Port Richey, FL and Lakeland, FL. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McBride accepts. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ball Memorial Hospital. Dr. McBride is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP, BayCare Medical Group, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1324 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. William Valdez Bautista's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. He graduated from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Valdez Bautista accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA. He is affiliated with Centura Health and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
1324 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Wilson is a family medicine practitioner and hospitalist in Lakeland, FL. She takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Wilson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Nunez is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. Before completing his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, Dr. Nunez attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Nayankumar Rameshbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
4315 Highland Park Boulevard; Suite D
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Nayankumar Patel specializes in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has indicated that his clinical interests include hospital care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Patel attended B.J. Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Lakeland Regional Health (LRH), and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1324 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Marvin Knight's specialty is adult hospital medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Knight attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Knight trained at Carolinas Medical Center. He takes 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 Adult Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Bachar Alkhalil sees patients in Lakeland, FL. His medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, Dr. Alkhalil attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Carol Gardner is a Lakeland, FL physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Carolinas Medical Center for residency. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gardner accepts.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Dexter Jain works as a family practice physician and hospitalist. Dr. Jain is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital, Washington D.C. for residency. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Chebly is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chebly is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut. For his residency, Dr. Chebly trained at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1324 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Rahim Salari's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult pulmonology. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Salari attended Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland, and Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Burgueno is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Burgueno is a graduate of Higher Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Dr. Gulab Sher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Other
4315 Highland Park Boulevard; Suite D
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Gulab Sher practices adult hospital medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sher include hospital care. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He graduated from Khyber Medical College and the University of London and then he performed his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Sher is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Bayfront Health Brooksville, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
1324 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Tauran works as a hospitalist and adult infectious disease specialist in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Tauran graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tauran completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He 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. Tauran is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Balakrishnan Sridharan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
4315 Highland Park Boulevard; Suite D
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Balakrishnan Sridharan practices adult hospital medicine in Lakeland, FL. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore University, and St. John's Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Sridharan trained at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Trenton. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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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.