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We found 8 hospitalists who accept Blue Choice near Aurora, IL.

Dr. Mehwish Sajid Sheikh, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Mehwish Sheikh is a hospitalist. She has a special interest in hospital care. Dr. Sheikh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Viant. She graduated from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sheikh is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Deanne Lee Miller, DO
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Deanne Miller practices hospital medicine (hospitalist). She has indicated that her clinical interests include hospital care. Dr. Miller takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Kimberly A Thompson, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1325 North Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Thompson practices hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Thompson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Patricia Chiamas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Chiamas is a specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. She works in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Waukegan, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Riley Hospital for Children. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chiamas takes. Dr. Chiamas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Asta M Astrauskas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Asta Astrauskas sees patients in Lake Forest, IL, Libertyville, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Astrauskas (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Russian. In her practice, Dr. Astrauskas focuses on hospital care. Dr. Astrauskas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Vilnius University and residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Astrauskas honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Christine M Parker, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Christine Parker is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is especially interested in hospital care. Dr. Parker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Parker has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Thankappa Pillai Balaji, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Thankappa Balaji is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, Dr. Balaji completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Tamil. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Dr. Hari B Srinivasan, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Hari Srinivasan is a hospitalist and neonatologist in Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Aurora, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Srinivasan include hospital care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Srinivasan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Dr. Srinivasan's residency was performed at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Srinivasan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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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.