We found 4 hospitalists who accept United Healthcare Select Plus POS near Lake Forest, IL.

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Dr. Deanna Lee Miller, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
660 North Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, 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. Sarah Hletko Donahue, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
660 North Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Donahue works as a hospitalist and neonatologist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Her clinical interests include hospital care. 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. Donahue studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Donahue trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Donahue honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Misha Garg, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
660 N. Westmoreland Avenue Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Misha Garg's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Garg's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In her practice, Dr. Garg focuses on hospital care. Dr. Garg takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Asta M Astrauskas, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, 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

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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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