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

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

Dr. Deanne Miller, who practices in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include intensive care. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Miller attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller is closed to 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 medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson accepts. Dr. Thompson attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She 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 is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She has indicated that her clinical interests include hospital care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheikh accepts. Dr. Sheikh attended Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Children's Hospital. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Urdu. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sheikh has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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

Dr. Patricia Chiamas is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Riley Hospital for Children's residency program. 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 accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Asta Astrauskas specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Astrauskas include hospital care. Dr. Astrauskas accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Before performing her residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Astrauskas attended Vilnius University for medical school. Dr. Astrauskas (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Russian. She is professionally 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 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 works as a hospitalist in Aurora, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Parker's clinical interests encompass hospital care. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Parker trained at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parker is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Aurora, IL. His medical specialties are 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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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 physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hospital care. Dr. Srinivasan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then he performed his residency 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 languages: Tamil and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.