We found 4 hospitalists who accept Aetna Catastrophic near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Christina Moore Killgoar, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
501 6th Avenue S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Christina Killgoar is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Carolinas Medical Center for residency. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Killgoar is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Richard Manuel Martinez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
840 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N; 100
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Richard Martinez is a pediatric cardiology and pediatric hospital medicine specialist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Martinez has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. Dr. Martinez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring

Dr. Stephen Rogers Kennedy, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
501 6th Avenue S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Kennedy practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) in Saint Petersburg, FL. After completing medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Kennedy accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and Aetna HSA. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Laura L Drach, DO
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
501 6th Avenue S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Laura Drach is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Drach takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at All Children's Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with All Children's 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.
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