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We found 5 hospitalists who accept CIGNA Open Access HMO near New Lenox, IL.

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Dr. Kimberly A Thompson, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, 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. Mobolanle A Ogunlana, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Mobolanle Coker's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Coker is especially interested in hospital care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Coker is not currently accepting new patients. She attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Ellen M Major, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Major specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Major is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Major completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Miroslaw S Skalski, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Miroslaw Skalski's specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Skalski speaks Polish. Dr. Skalski is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Centegra Health System.

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Dr. Nicole D Anania, DO
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Nicole Anania's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Anania has indicated that her clinical interests include hospital care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anania takes. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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.