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We found 4 hospitalists who accept United Healthcare near Roswell, GA.

Dr. Aazrum Imran Syed, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, General Internal Medicine
3000 Hospital Boulevard
Roswell, GA

Dr. Aazrum Syed's areas of specialization are adult hospital medicine and general internal medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Syed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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

Dr. Mark Gravlee is a specialist in general surgery and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He works in Roswell, GA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gravlee's areas of expertise include breast surgery, colon cancer, and breast issues. His professional affiliations include WellStar, Atlanta Medical Center, and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Gravlee honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Colon Cancer

Dr. Sherika Surata Newman, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody; #500
Atlanta, GA

Dr. Sherika Newman's areas of specialization are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist); she sees patients in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Newman is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. She studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Newman trained at Broward Health. Dr. Newman honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Karim B Godamunne, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
3000 Hospital Boulevard
Roswell, GA

Dr. Karim Godamunne practices adult hospital medicine in East Point, GA and Roswell, GA. His training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Godamunne's professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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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.