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We found 5 hospitalists who accept Medicare near Winter Haven, FL.

Dr. Jose Luis Mario Rodriguez-Benitez MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
101 Avenue O Se
Winter Haven, FL
(863) 294-7010; (863) 687-1100

Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Benitez is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Winter Haven, FL and Lakeland, FL. His areas of expertise include hospital care. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Rodriguez-Benitez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained at San Juan Municipal Hospital for his residency. Dr. Rodriguez-Benitez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Hospitalist, OB Hospitalist

Dr. George Sunil Muthalakuzhy MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist), Adult Nephrology
635 First Street North
Winter Haven, FL

Dr. George Muthalakuzhy is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult nephrology. In Dr. Muthalakuzhy's practice, he is particularly interested in hospital care. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muthalakuzhy honors. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Clinical interests: Hospitalist

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
564 Avenue K Se
Winter Haven, FL
(863) 295-5604; (863) 651-3063

Dr. Vitaly Ermolin's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Ermolin graduated from Kazan State Medical University. He completed his residency training at Easton Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Holy Family Hospital. Dr. Ermolin has a closed panel.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist), Family Medicine
200 Avenue F Ne
Winter Haven, FL

Dr. Robert Bloome's medical specialty is family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Bloome graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
(863) 293-1191

Dr. Ofelio Rodriguez works as a hospitalist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Catastrophic, and Coventry 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.