We found 10 hospitalists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1309 N Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Teresa Gallo-Thys practices adult hospital medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gallo-Thys is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
901 45th Street; Suite Cl149
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Tatwig Guirguis is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He works in West Palm Beach, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
901 45th Street; Suite Cl149
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jose Villarreal is a physician who specializes in family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Villarreal's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
7305 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Shenoda Gadalla's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for his residency. Dr. Gadalla honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Gadalla is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
1401 Forum Way; Suite 300
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Utpal Sagar's medical specialty is adult cardiology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sagar accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1309 N Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Nicolle Peterson works as a family practitioner and hospitalist in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Peterson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1309 N Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Karen Flannery specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1309 N Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. N. Aeleia-Patricia Sanderson is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. Dr. Sanderson attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She honors 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 Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1309 Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Maria Zequeira specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Zequeira is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1309 N Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Nieves Sanchez works as a hospitalist. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.