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We found 3 hospitalists who accept Galaxy Health Network near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Anh-Vu Phu Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1 Tampa General Circle; Tgh - F170
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anh-Vu Nguyen's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Candice Frencl Mateja, DO
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Candice Mateja's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Mateja performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Nathan Marcus Award for Academic Excellence, University of South Florida; Teaching Award, Gold Humanism Honor Society; and Outstanding Resident of the Year Award, University of South Florida. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Elimarys Perez Colon, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1 Tampa General Circle; F170
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Elimarys Perez-Colon is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is a graduate of San Juan Bautista School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Perez-Colon trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Perez-Colon welcomes new patients.

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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.