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

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

Dr. Mark Gravlee specializes in general surgery and hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Roswell, GA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gravlee include breast surgery, colon cancer, and breast issues. Dr. Gravlee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. He is affiliated with WellStar, Atlanta Medical Center, and North Fulton Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Aazrum Syed's specialties are adult hospital medicine and general internal medicine. She practices in Alpharetta, GA and Roswell, GA. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Syed is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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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). Dr. Newman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Newman completed a residency program at Broward Health. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to 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, who practices in East Point, GA and Roswell, GA, is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Godamunne completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. He is affiliated with 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.