We found 8 hospitalists who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Alpharetta, GA.

Dr. Anamika Rai Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
3000 Hospital Boulevard
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Anamika Sharma is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include WellStar, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and North Fulton Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Ronald S Liu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
3000 Hospital Boulevard
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Ronald Liu's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. He attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liu's professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Dr. Mark Howard Middleton, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Hospital Medicine
2500 Hospital Boulevard; Suite 420
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Mark Middleton is a general surgery and hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center for residency. Patients rated Dr. Middleton highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Hillary Lynn Barnes, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
3000 Hospital Boulevard
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Hillary Barnes works as an internal medicine hospitalist. She is professionally affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Barnes studied medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Deedee T Diep, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
3000 Hospital Boulevard
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Deedee Diep is a family medicine physician and hospitalist. Her professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Pediatric Dental, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Diep studied medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Largo Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
11652 Crabapple Road
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Daniel Salinas is a pediatric hospital medicine and adolescent medicine specialist in Roswell, GA and Atlanta, GA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Salinas speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
3000 Hospital Boulevard
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Laura Tonda is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tonda is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine
401 South Main Street; Unit B-3
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Eduard Fatakhov's specialties are general internal medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Fatakhov is a graduate of St. Matthew's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is affiliated with WellStar.

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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.