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

Dr. Kimberly Thompson, who practices in Chicago, IL, Aurora, IL, and New Lenox, IL, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Thompson 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. Patricia E Chiamas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Chiamas' area of specialization is pediatric hospital medicine. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Chiamas completed her residency training at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Chiamas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Deanne Miller is a pediatric hospital medicine specialist in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Miller trained at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. She is especially interested in intensive care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller takes. 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. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Asta Astrauskas is a hospitalist. Clinical interests 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 attended Vilnius University and then went on to complete her residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Astrauskas (or staff) is conversant in 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. She is closed to 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 hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in Aurora, IL and Chicago, IL. In her practice, Dr. Parker focuses on hospital care. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parker graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Parker is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Aurora, IL and Chicago, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hospital care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheikh attended Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Children's Hospital for residency. 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. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. He works in Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Aurora, IL. Dr. Balaji is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Balaji attended medical school at Madras Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. He is professionally 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's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. Dr. Srinivasan's clinical interests encompass hospital care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing 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 Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) for medical school. Dr. Srinivasan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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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.
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