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We found 5 hospitalists who accept Catastrophic Compass 6850 near Palm Bay, FL.

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Specializes in Nephrology, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
3030 North Rocky Point Drive West; Suite 670
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Yap is a nephrology (kidney disease) and hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yap is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Yap speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Dina Oster, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
4902 Eisenhower Boulevard; Suite 300
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dina Oster is an adult hospital medicine specialist. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. She honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oster attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
3030 N Rocky Point Drive W; Suite 670
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nana Mimura's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
3030 North Rocky Point Drive West; Suite 670
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marcus Janicki's areas of specialization are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Janicki is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Bronze.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
3030 North Rocky Point Drive West; Suite 670
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Cueto is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. He 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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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.