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We found 5 hospitalists who accept WEA Insurance Group near Lake Forest, IL.

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Dr. Deanne Lee Miller, DO
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
660 North Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Deanne Miller is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She has indicated that her clinical interests include hospital care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. 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.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Sarah Hletko Donahue, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
Lurie Childrens at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital; 660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Donahue's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Donahue include hospital care. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Donahue completed her residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Donahue 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
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Chiamas works as a pediatric hospitalist in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Waukegan, IL. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Riley Hospital for Children. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chiamas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Dr. Chiamas's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Misha Garg works as a pediatric hospitalist. In her practice, Dr. Garg focuses on hospital care. Dr. Garg accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Garg attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Garg is professionally affiliated with 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 Pediatric Hospital Medicine
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Asta Astrauskas' area of specialization is pediatric hospital medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hospital care. Dr. Astrauskas takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Vilnius University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Astrauskas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lithuanian and Russian. Her 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. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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.