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

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

Dr. Deanne Miller is a pediatric hospitalist in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include intensive care. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing her residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Kimberly Thompson is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson honors. Dr. Thompson is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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

Dr. Mehwish Sheikh works as a hospitalist. Her clinical interests include hospital care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Viant, and more. Dr. Sheikh 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 affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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

Dr. Patricia Chiamas practices pediatric hospital medicine in Chicago, IL, Waukegan, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Dr. Chiamas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Riley Hospital for Children's residency program. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Asta Astrauskas' medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Astrauskas's education and training includes medical school at Vilnius University and residency at Albany Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Astrauskas include hospital care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Astrauskas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lithuanian and Russian. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Astrauskas is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Aurora, IL and Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). In her practice, she is particularly interested in hospital care. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parker's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She 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's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. Dr. Balaji is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Madras Medical College. Dr. Balaji trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is conversant in Tamil.

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

Dr. Hari Srinivasan, who practices in Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Aurora, IL, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. Dr. Srinivasan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi. He has a special interest in hospital care. Dr. Srinivasan is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Before completing his residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Srinivasan attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Srinivasan accepts.

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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.