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We found 3 hospitalists who accept Medicaid near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Joseph George Zalocha MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
6000 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
(727) 521-5005

Dr. Joseph Zalocha's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Zalocha accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Zalocha attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Treats all inpatient conditions.

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Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
1033 DR Martin Luther King JR Street N; Suite 108
St Petersburg, FL
(727) 456-4250; (407) 839-2048

Dr. Dianna Brozyna's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Brozyna is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. Her education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and WellPoint, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist), Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
1033 DR Martin Luther King JR Street N; Suite 108
St Petersburg, FL
(727) 456-4250; (407) 839-2048

Dr. Matthew Seibel specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Kissimmee, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Seibel is in-network for Amerigroup, Coresource, and United Healthcare Compass, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.